The Vancouver Canucks have fired Head Coach Alain Vigneault.
Vigneault and his coaching staff, including associate coach Rick Bowness and assistant coach Newell Brown have all been let go, according to a statement from the organization.
“We have made the very difficult decision to relieve Alain Vigneault, Rick Bowness and Newell Brown of their coaching duties today,” said Canucks President and General Manager, Mike Gillis. “Alain, Rick and Newell worked tirelessly to lead this team to great on-ice success. I am personally grateful to each of them and their families for their commitment to the Canucks and the city of Vancouver and wish them continued success in future.”
AV, who won the Jack Adams Award in 2007 and was a finalist two other times, served seven years as the Canucks bench boss and is the winningest coach in club history with a record of 313-170-57.
According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the club is in no immediate rush to find a new head coach.
For now, let’s remember the happy times.
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