The New York Rangers announced Wednesday the club will have a press conference Friday (11 a.m. ET; NHL Network) at Radio City Music Hall, where it is expected Alain Vigneault will be introduced as the team's new coach.
Multiple media outlets have reported Vigneault agreed last week to a five-year contract to replace John Tortorella, who was fired after the team was eliminated by the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Vigneault was fired after seven seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, during which he went 346-170-57, won the Presidents' Trophy twice and took the Canucks to the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.
This is a great day for me. This is something I've been thinking about for a long time. This is a great opportunity that the St. Louis Blues organization, (owner) Tom Stillman and Doug Armstrong are giving me and trusting me in doing...This is going to be a great challenge for me.
— Martin Brodeur, after announcing his retirement as an NHL player and becoming a senior adviser with the Blues on Thursday