Alain Vigneault named Flyers head coach

The Philadelphia Flyers have appointed a new head coach, the team announced Monday afternoon.

Alain Vigneault has been selected as the 21st head coach in franchise history.

Vigneault, 57, is currently serving as head coach for Team Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Championships in Slovakia, and has previously served as head coach with the New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks, and Montreal Canadiens.

He was named Jack Adams Award as NHL Coach of the Year for the 2006-07 when he led Vancouver to a 49-26-7 record.

"We are extremely excited to have Alain join this franchise and lead our team behind the bench for many years to come," said Executive Vice President & General Manager Chuck Fletcher. "He brings a tremendous amount of success over an extended period of time that will prove valuable to our team to take the next steps in returning the winning culture to the Philadelphia Flyers organization."

The Flyers missed the playoffs last season after finishing the season, 37-37-8.