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Former New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault will guide Canada at worlds

New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault talks to reporters after NHL hockey practice in Tarrytown, N.Y., Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Vigneault will coach Team Canada at the world men's hockey championship next month in Slovakia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP /Seth Wenig
April 10, 2019 - 8:14 AM

CALGARY - Alain Vigneault will coach Team Canada at the world men's hockey championship next month in Slovakia.

The native of Quebec City was fired as head coach of the New York Rangers last off-season after five years with the team. He previously coached the Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens.

Vigneault's assistants will be former Philadelphia Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol, Canadiens associate coach Kirk Muller and Rangers assistant coach Lindy Ruff.

Canada opens the world championship May 10 against Finland.

"We are extremely fortunate to once again bring together four elite-level coaches with over 60 combined years of NHL coaching experience to lead Team Canada in Slovakia," Hockey Canada CEO Tom Renney said in a statement. "It is always exciting to represent Canada and compete for a gold medal on the world stage, and we believe this group will use their professional and international experience to provide outstanding leadership to this year’s team."

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