|Alain Vigneault was named head coach of the Rangers on June 21, 2013. A three-time Jack Adams Award finalist, and the 2007 winner of the award presented to the NHL’s top coach, Vigneault joins the Rangers after spending the past seven seasons guiding the Vancouver Canucks to much success. Vigneault coached the Canucks to a pair of President’s Trophies---in 2010-11 and 2011-12---six Northwest Division titles, five seasons with 100 or more points, and an appearance in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, where Vancouver lost in seven games to the Boston Bruins.|
Vigneault is Vancouver’s all-time leader in coaching victories with 313, and he has amassed a career coaching record of 422-288-35-61 in 806 games over all or parts of eleven seasons with the Canucks and Montreal Canadiens.
"I think we got the right guy," said Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather, who also confirmed that he had interviewed two candidates in person and four others on the phone before deciding to hire Vigneault. "I think in picking any coach it's got to be a gut feeling, whether or not you and he can get along, whether his ideas mesh with everyone's in the organization, make sure he has the right attitude. So, yeah, I think we have the right guy."