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Pascal Vincent

Born:September 22, 1971Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Laval, QCPosition:Center
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Columbus Blue Jackets (Head Coach)

Pascal Vincent (born September 22, 1971) is a Canadian hockey coach and former player currently serving as head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Vincent was previously the head coach of the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (2016–2021) and an assistant coach for the Winnipeg Jets (2011–2016). Vincent was the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Coach of the Year for 2007–08, General Manager of the Year for 2006–07, and the American Hockey League’s most outstanding coach award in 2017–18. In 2023, Vincent was named head coach of the Blue Jackets, after Mike Babcock resigned prior to the 2023–24 season.

Pascal Vincent Columbus Blue Jackets
Pascal Vincent, Columbus Blue Jackets (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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Staff History

  • Saint-Jean Lynx (QMJHL) Asst. Coach 1994-95
  • Laval-Laurentides-Lanaudière Régents (QMAAA) Asst. Coach 1995-96
  • Laval-Laurentides-Lanaudière Régents (QMAAA) Head Coach 1996-1999
  • Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL) Head Coach 1999-2001
  • Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL) Head Coach/General Manager 2001-2008
  • Montréal Juniors (QMJHL) Head Coach/General Manager 2008-2011
  • Winnipeg Jets (NHL) Asst. Coach 2011-2016
  • Manitoba Moose (AHL) Head Coach 2016-2021
  • Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) Assoc. Coach 2021-2023
  • Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) Head Coach 2023-Present


  • AHL Coach of the Year (Louis AR Pieri Memorial Award) (2018)
  • QMJHL Coach of the Year (Ron Lapointe Trophy) (2008)
  • QMJHL General Manager of the Year (Maurice Filion Trophy) (2007)
  • U18 WJC Gold Medal (2003)