Allaire’s 32-year coaching career included a 13-year stint with the Ducks in which he mentored
"I've always said, if it wasn't for Frankie, I wouldn't have had the career I had," Giguere said in a phone interview. "He was the most influential person in my career."
Allaire's retirement was reported by Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.
Giguere was a relatively unknown goalie when the Ducks acquired him from the
"My career was in a tailspin," Giguere said. "It was looking pretty bleak. The minute I started talking to him, it was clear."
Allaire is primarily known for coaching Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy with the
Giguere said that Allaire could teach all different styles, though, and should be in the Hall of Fame.