The Vancouver Canucks and head coach Alain Vigneault have agreed to terms on a new contract that extends through the 2012.2013 season.
"This is a significant announcement for our hockey club," said Canucks GM Mike Gillis. "Alain and his staff have done an excellent job leading our team to two Division titles in three years. I believe strongly in the partnership between management, coaches and players and we are all committed to building a championship team here in Vancouver."
Last season, Vigneault collected his 200th win as a Head Coach in the NHL, 100th win behind the bench of the Vancouver Canucks and appeared in his 500th career game as a Head Coach.
Vigneault, 48, led Vancouver to its sixth Northwest Division title in franchise history, his second in three years, and a record of 45-27-10.
"This is an exciting day for me and my coaching staff," said Vigneault. "Having the opportunity to work with the Aquilini family, Mike and his staff and our players has been very rewarding. I love working and coaching in this tremendous hockey city and look forward to continuing to build on our previous success."
In three seasons as Canucks bench boss, Vigneault has built a regular season record of 133-86-27 with a .595 winning percentage, the most successful winning percentage by a Vancouver coach in franchise history.
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