VANCOUVER - Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault has paid the price for his team's early exit from the playoffs.
The team has fired Vigneault and assistants Rick Bowness and Newell Browne.
The Canucks' all-time leader in coaching wins, Vigneault led the club to six Northwest Division titles, two Presidents' Trophy titles and an appearance in the 2011 Stanley Cup final.
But Vancouver was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in the last two seasons, including via a sweep by the San Jose Sharks this year.
It was the first time in 12 years that the Canucks were swept in the post-season.
Vigneault has a 313-170-57 record over seven seasons in Vancouver.
Click here to report a typo or error
You must log in to add comments.
Create a new account
Remember me next time.