Rangers hire new coach Vigneault with 5-year deal

Updated: June 22, 2013, 3:31 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Before Alain Vigneault signed on for the job he said he couldn't turn down, the New York Rangers' new coach got two important thumbs-up that led him to the Big Apple.

Vigneault's hockey coaching jobs over the past decade have taken him far away from his home in Gatineau, Quebec, and separated the divorced father from his two daughters for far too long.

When the recently fired coach of the Vancouver Canucks was faced with the decision of continuing his career with the Dallas ...

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