After alleging his former agent and business advisor intentionally led him astray on real estate investments, losing him millions of dollars, Dany Heatley won a major court decision on Wednesday.
Heatley, who spent four seasons with the Ottawa Senators from 2005 through 2009, sued Stacey McAlpine, and McAlpine’s parents Gerland and Eugena, for leading him into real estate invesements totalling close to $11 million in condo developments run by companies created by the people he sued, absolving them of liability in the financial losses. The lawsuit, filed in 2012, was detailed in full by The Globe and Mail.
I haven’t won that one game, Vigneault said Tuesday, but I’m working my butt off to do it.
According to ESPN, which cited an unidentified source, Vigneault’s new deal is worth a little more than $4 million per season, which would place him behind only the Maple Leafs’ Mike Babcock and Blackhawks’ Joel Quenneville among the highest-paid coaches.
ESPN’s source said Vigneault will make $4 million the next two seasons and $4.25 million in 2019-20.
Under Vigneault, the Rangers have reached the playoffs in his three full seasons since replacing John Tortorella.
He also has coached the Canucks, who he took within a game of a Stanley Cup title in 2011, and the Canadiens. In his 15th season, he is 597-385-35 with 84 OT losses in the regular season but is only 62-65 in the playoffs.