With a year left on his contract, and an unexpectedly premature exit from his team this year, Alain Vigneault had unfinished business in Vancouver. The Canucks decided that giving him some job security in the completion of his mandate as the team and their coach agreed to an extension.
Like many NHL deals, terms of the contract are not immediately available.
This is the second member of Canucks leadership to be brought back following Vancouver’s first-round exit from this year’s postseason at the hands of the Cup Finalist Kings. Previously the club had retained general manager Mike Gillis with a contract extension.
Below the fold, you can take a look at Vigneault’s bona fides and some speculation on what the retention of Vigneault and Gillis means for Roberto Luongo.
Vigneault’s track record gave Vancouver plenty of confidence in returning their head coach to his station behind the bench. Per the club:
Vigneault, 51, was named the 16th Head Coach in Canucks history on June...