The New York Rangerson Tuesday signed coach Alain Vigneault to an extension through the 2019-20 season that would make him the third highest-paid coach in the league.
A source told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun that Vigneault's new deal is worth a little more than $4 million per season, which would place him behind only Toronto's Mike Babcock and Chicago's Joel Quenneville among the highest-paid coaches.
According to the source, Vigneault will make $4 million next season and in 2018-19, and $4.25 million for the 2019-20 season.
Vigneault, 55, has guided the Rangers to a 31-17-1 record this season, good for 63 points and the top wild-card spot at the All-Star break.
He replaced John Tortorella as head coach in New York for the 2013-14 season after seven seasons with the Vancouver Canucks. The Rangers have qualified for the playoffs in each of his three full seasons in New York.
Overall, he has a 597-385-84 record, with 35 ties.