Top 5 Vancouver Canucks coaches

 

 
 
 
 
Alain Vigneault (2006 until the present) is the 16th head coach in the history of the Vancouver Canucks NHL franchise. DID YOU KNOW: ‘Coach Vee’ is already the Canucks franchise leader in regular season coaching wins with 267, and in six seasons behind the bench has won the last two Presidents’ Trophies as NHL regular season champs, a Jack Adams Trophy as the league’s top coach in 2006-07 and a Stanley Cup final berth in 2010-11.
 
 

Alain Vigneault (2006 until the present) is the 16th head coach in the history of the Vancouver Canucks NHL franchise. DID YOU KNOW: ‘Coach Vee’ is already the Canucks franchise leader in regular season coaching wins with 267, and in six seasons behind the bench has won the last two Presidents’ Trophies as NHL regular season champs, a Jack Adams Trophy as the league’s top coach in 2006-07 and a Stanley Cup final berth in 2010-11.

Photograph by: Glenn Baglo, PNG files

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VANCOUVER — Top 5 Vancouver Canucks coaches based on total wins:

1. ALAIN VIGNEAULT (2006 to present):

GAMES COACHED: 492.

WINS: 287.

LOSSES: 155.

TIES/OT LOSSES: 50.

WINNING PERCENTAGE: .634.

2. MARC CRAWFORD (1998-2006):

GAMES COACHED: 529.

WINS: 246.

LOSSES: 197.

TIES/OT LOSSES: 94.

WINNING PERCENTAGE: .554.

3. HARRY NEALE (1978-82, 1983-85):

GAMES COACHED: 407

WINS: 142.

LOSSES: 189.

TIES/OT LOSSES: 76.

WINNING PERCENTAGE: .442.

4. PAT QUINN (1991-94, 1996):

GAMES COACHED: 280.

WINS: 141.

LOSSES: 111.

TIES/OT LOSSES: 28.

WINNING PERCENTAGE: .553.

5. BOB McCAMMON (1987-1991):

GAMES COACHED: 293.

WINS: 102.

lOSSES: 155.

TIES/OT LOSSES: 36.

WINNING PERCENTAGE: .409.

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Alain Vigneault (2006 until the present) is the 16th head coach in the history of the Vancouver Canucks NHL franchise. DID YOU KNOW: ‘Coach Vee’ is already the Canucks franchise leader in regular season coaching wins with 267, and in six seasons behind the bench has won the last two Presidents’ Trophies as NHL regular season champs, a Jack Adams Trophy as the league’s top coach in 2006-07 and a Stanley Cup final berth in 2010-11.
 

Alain Vigneault (2006 until the present) is the 16th head coach in the history of the Vancouver Canucks NHL franchise. DID YOU KNOW: ‘Coach Vee’ is already the Canucks franchise leader in regular season coaching wins with 267, and in six seasons behind the bench has won the last two Presidents’ Trophies as NHL regular season champs, a Jack Adams Trophy as the league’s top coach in 2006-07 and a Stanley Cup final berth in 2010-11.

Photograph by: Glenn Baglo, PNG files

 
Alain Vigneault (2006 until the present) is the 16th head coach in the history of the Vancouver Canucks NHL franchise. DID YOU KNOW: ‘Coach Vee’ is already the Canucks franchise leader in regular season coaching wins with 267, and in six seasons behind the bench has won the last two Presidents’ Trophies as NHL regular season champs, a Jack Adams Trophy as the league’s top coach in 2006-07 and a Stanley Cup final berth in 2010-11.
Marc Crawford (1999 to 2006) was the 15th head coach in the history of the Vancouver Canucks NHL franchise. DID YOU KNOW: ‘Crow’ won the most regular season games as a Vancouver Canucks coach, until his successor passed him, and won a Stanley Cup title with the Colorado Avalanche in 1995-96. Success eluded Crawford in his last two NHL stops, though, as he failed to get both the L.A. Kings and the Dallas Stars into the playoffs over four seasons.
Harry Neale (on the left), shown with a young Stan Smyl circa 1980. Neale (1978 to 1982, then 1984, and then — after the short-lived Bill LaForge) 1984 to 1985) was the sixth head coach in the history of the Vancouver Canucks NHL franchise. DID YOU KNOW: Neale was a highly touted prospect in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ organization with the junior Toronto Marlboros (1955-56 Memorial Cup champions) who never did make the big club. While Neale won’t be remembered fondly in Vancouver for trading away Cam Neely, he did go on to better success as a long-time colour analyst on Hockey Night In Canada.
Pat Quinn, shown yelling behind the bench with veteran Russ Courtnall (left) and a young Markus Naslund right) in front. Quinn (1991 to 1994 and 1996) was the 11th head coach in the history of the Vancouver Canucks NHL franchise. DID YOU KNOW: ‘The Big Irishman’ had a long, largely successful association with the Canucks both as a coach and a GM, the highlight being a Game 7 Stanley Cup final appearance against the (ultimately victorious) New York Rangers. In his own right, Quinn became the first Canucks coach to win the Jack Adams Trophy as the league’s coach of the year (1991-92).
Bob McCammon (1987 to 1991) was the 10th head coach in the history of the Vancouver Canucks NHL franchise. DID YOU KNOW: McCammon enjoyed some success before the Canucks as a two-time coach of the Philadelphia Flyers and, for the 1983-84 season, as their general manager. With Vancouver in 1988–89, he was runner-up to Montreal's Pat Burns for the Jack Adams Trophy as NHL coach of the year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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