Alain Vigneault is a Canadian professional head coach. He coaches the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Alain Vigneault (born May 14, 1961) is a Canadian professional head coach with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also coached the Montreal Canadiens, as well as in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. During his career with the Canucks, he won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach of the year in 200607 and has become the team's record holder for wins as a coach. As a team, Vancouver has won back-to-back Presidents' Trophies (2010-11 and 2011-12 and made one Stanley Cup Finals appearance (2011) under Vigneault. Prior to his coaching career, Vigneault played professionally as a defenceman for six seasons in the NHL, Central Hockey League and American Hockey League (AHL). In the NHL, he played 42 games over two seasons, 198182 and 198283, for the St. Louis Blues. A defenceman, Vigneault played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for four seasons, beginning in 1977-78 with the Hull Olympiques.
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