Chicago Blackhawks give coach Quenneville 3-year extension
CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks have given a three-year contract extension to Joel Quenneville, locking up the highly successful coach through the 2019-20 season.
Quenneville has 781-451-77-110 record over 19 years as an NHL head coach, including the past eight in Chicago, where he has won three Stanley Cup championships since 2010. Entering the week, his Blackhawks teams were 343-168-69 with a franchise-best .651 winning percentage in the regular season in that time.
His 781 wins lead active head coaches and rank third in NHL history. The Windsor, Ontario, native has guided 16 of his 18 teams to the postseason during a career that also includes eight years with the St. Louis Blues (1996-2004) and three with the Colorado Avalanche (2005-08).