Canucks fire coach after 1st-round sweep
Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 8:33 p.m.
The Vancouver Canucks fired coach Alain Vigneault on Wednesday. The Canucks also fired assistants Rick Bowness and Newell Brown.
Vigneault, the Canucks' all-time leader in coaching wins, led the club to six Northwest Division titles, two Presidents' Trophy titles and an appearance in the 2011 Stanley Cup final.
But Vancouver was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in the past two seasons, including getting swept by the San Jose Sharks this year.
Vigneault had a 313-170-57 record over seven seasons in Vancouver, and a 33-32 record in the playoffs.
• Defenseman Andy Sutton retired, ending a 15-year NHL career. Sutton played in 676 games, most recently with Edmonton in 2011-12. He also played for San Jose, Minnesota, Atlanta, the Islanders, Ottawa and Anaheim.
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