Arizona Coyotes Head Coach
André Tourigny assumed the role of Coyotes head coach on July 1, 2021. He previously served as an assistant coach for Ottawa and Colorado.
Tourigny began his career in 2002 as the general manager and head coach for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He served for the Huskies until 2013.
He worked as an assistant coach for the Canadian men's national under-20 ice hockey team, guiding them to clinch the silver medal at the IIHF World U20 Championship consecutively in 2010 and 2011.
Likewise, André led the team to a gold medal when he served as a head coach during the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup for the Canadian men's national U18 ice hockey team.
During the 2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, he again guided the Canadian junior team to the gold medal as an assistant coach.
Following his success in 2020, he was re-elected by the Canadian Junior National Team as the head coach for the 2021 championship. Hockey Canada signed a year contract with him in 2021 to serve as an assistant coach or head coach in different international strifes.
Besides his international escapades, Tourigny served under Patrick Roy as an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche in 2013, instigating his coaching career in the NHL. However, further down two seasons, he resigned from the Avalanche in search of the position of head coach.
Following his resignation from Colorado, André joined the Ottawa Senators as an assistant coach in 2015 but got fired the following year. He then head coached the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads the same year as the franchise's ninth head coach for a season.
Tourigny gained recognition during his tenure with the OHL's Ottawa 67's, joining the team as the vice president of hockey operations and head coach in 2018. While with the 67's, he was named the OHL Coach of the Year twice during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.