The official terms and details of the contract were not disclosed, but it is said to be for multiple years. Vigneualt is a former Jack Adams Award winner in 2007, as he has led a team to the Presidents' Trophy on three separate occasions, including in 2011, 2012, and 2015. The head coach has been to the Stanley Cup Finals twice, with the Canucks in 2011 and the Rangers in 2014.
The new Flyers head coach will take over for Scott Gordon, who took over as the interim head coach when Dave Hakstol was fired this past season. In 1,216 career NHL game, Vigneault has a record of 648-435-98, which is good for a .588 winning percentage. His 648 career victories are tied for 12th on the all-time NHL wins list. He is taking over for a team that missed out on the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but hopes to bring them back up to contention so they can keep up with their in-state rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins.