Blackhawks Reward Head Coach Joel Quenneville With Extension


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Scott Olsen/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Blackhawks have announced they’ve agreed to a three-year contract extension with head coach Joel Quenneville. Those sort of things happen when you’re coming off a Stanley Cup Championship season.

Since coming to Chicago prior to the 2008-2009 season, Quenneville has been a tremendous success with the team. Not only did his team hoist the Stanley Cup this past season, but they also won the Stanley Cup in his first full season with the organization.

“There’s no one we want more coaching this team than Joel,” Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said. “He’s done a fantastic job over hte years. I think the record speaks for itself. Consistent performance year after year, obviously culminating in the ultimate — winning the Stanley Cup two times. Joel’s done a fantastic job. We’re really fortunate to have him here, and we’re excited for many years to come.”

Quenneville has gone 222-106-44 in the regular season since taking over for Denis Savard just four games into the 2008-2009 season.

Quenneville’s contract was set to expire following the 2013-2014 season, but now he’s under contract through 2017.

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