Head coach André Tourigny has agreed a contract extension with the Arizona Coyotes.
That’s what PHNX sportswriter Craig Morgan said on Tuesday.
Sources say the Coyotes have agreed a contract extension with coach André Tourigny, who I noticed earlier this summer was waiting for his assistant coaches to renew. They are also expected to expand.https://t.co/YeoFSBNsIq
—Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) August 23, 2023
It appears that Tourigny and the “Yotes” are on the same wavelength on the financial terms and duration of the new agreement. According to the same source, the announcement would come after the Quebecois’ assistants received contract extensions.
Currently all club coaches have valid contracts until the end of the 2023-2024 season.
It’s no surprise that Tourigny is putting down roots in Arizona. In July, general manager Bill Armstrong praised the 49-year-old.
“He did very well in Stage 1,” the DG said in an interview with the National League website. He managed to sell his plan to the players. The players bought the culture and he convinced them to compete every night.
“We are now entering the second phase where we aim to add good players to the squad and play games that are about staking. I think he did an excellent job and I think we will be able to offer him a contract extension to be together in the future and live phase 2 with him. He is someone who has really managed to establish his culture in the organization and makes us believe.
Tourigny has led the “Yotes” for the last two seasons. At the head of the team, he held a record of 53-90-21.
Before being signed by the Coyotes, the Nicolet native worked as an assistant head coach with the Colorado Avalanche (2013-2015) and the Ottawa Senators (2015-2016). He was also a driver for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (2003-2013), the Halifax Mooseheads (2016-2017) and the Ottawa 67’s (2017-2020).