NHL: Caroline 3, New York 1

Jordan Staal and Jiri Tlusty each posted a goal and an assist to help the Carolina Hurricanes take a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers.

NHL: New York Rangers 5, Vancouver 2

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Chris Kreider's first career hat trick highlighted an offensive outburst that brought the New York Rangers a 5-2 victory over Vancouver Saturday.

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist sidelined for next game

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Struggling New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist won't be on the ice for the team's next game, head Coach Alain Vigneault said Wednesday.

NHL: San Jose 4, Vancouver 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Antti Niemi shut down Vancouver over the final 50 minutes Thursday and San Jose roared from behind to defeat the Canucks 4-1.
Canucks name Tortorella as head coach

Canucks name Tortorella as head coach

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 25 (UPI) -- John Tortorella was named the new head coach of the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday, NHL.com reported.

Canucks fire head Coach Alain Vigneault, two top assistants

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 22 (UPI) -- Vancouver Canucks Coach Alain Vigneault and two top assistants were fired Wednesday following a disappointing first-round playoff exit.

Canucks' Kesler out with broken foot

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler will be out indefinitely with a broken foot, Coach Alain Vigneault said Wednesday.

Canucks sign coach Vigneault to extension

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 23 (UPI) -- The Vancouver Canucks said Wednesday they have signed Coach Alain Vigneault to a contract extension.

Canucks: Daniel Sedin has concussion

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 26 (UPI) -- Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin sustained a concussion when he was elbowed in the head last week, Coach Alain Vigneault said Monday.

Laviolette, Vigneault are all-star coaches

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The NHL Tuesday named the Vancouver Canucks' Alain Vigneault and the Philadelphia Flyers' Peter Laviolette as coaches for one of the all-star teams.

NHL: Vancouver 4, Toronto 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Vancouver's Alexandre Burrows and Jannik Hansen each notched a goal and an assist Saturday and the Canucks got their third straight win, 4-1 over Toronto.
Luongo set to rejoin Canucks

Luongo set to rejoin Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Vancouver Canucks' regular goalie Robert Luongo is preparing to return to the lineup after missing 23 games with a groin injury.

Crosby named NHL's MVP

TORONTO, June 14 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby was named the National Hockey League's most valuable player Thursday night as the league's top individual honors were awarded.

NHL: Vancouver 3, Detroit 1

DETROIT, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- In his first game with Vancouver Thursday night, goalie Roberto Luongo made 27 saves as the Canucks beat the Detroit Red Wings, 3-1.

Canucks name Vigneault new head coach

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 20 (UPI) -- The Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday named 45-year-old Alain Vigneault as their new head coach.
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Alain Vigneault
Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault smiles as he talks to reporters about signing free agent Mats Sundin ahead of Sundin's press conference at GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, December 30, 2008. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)

Alain Vigneault (born May 14, 1961) is a Canadian professional head coach currently coaching the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was previously a defenceman for six seasons, split between the NHL, Central Hockey League and American Hockey League (AHL). He has also coached the Montreal Canadiens, as well as in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach of the year for the 2006–07 NHL season.

Vigneault began his coaching career at the young age of 25 in 1986–87, just one season after his retirement as a player. He began in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), coaching one season for the Trois-Rivières Draveurs and five for the Hull Olympiques – coincidentally, the same two teams he played junior hockey for. He coached the Olympiques to personal QMJHL regular season bests in 1987–88 with a 43–23–4 record.

In the 1992–93 season, Vigneault got his first break in the NHL as an assistant coach with the expansion Ottawa Senators. However, after three consecutive last-place finishes, he returned to the QMJHL half-way through the 1995–96 season to coach the Beauport Harfangs.

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