Joel Quenneville, Blackhawks Agree on New Contract: Latest Comments, Reaction

January 12th, 2016 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

The Chicago Blackhawks announced Tuesday they reached an agreement with head coach Joel Quenneville on a three-year contract extension.  

CSN Chicago's Blackhawks Talk noted the 57-year-old coach is now under contract through the 2019-20 campaign.

Quenneville has established himself as one of the league's most valuable coaches while guiding the Hawks to three Stanley Cup titles over the past six years. His record across 580 regular-season games in charge of the franchise is 343-168-69 with an additional 73-44 mark in postseason play.

Having the likes of Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith obviously helps the cause, but he's found a way to translate that talent into consistent titles. That's not as easy as it sounds, as franchises like the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals can attest.

He previously made stops with the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche, missing the playoffs just once in the 10 seasons he finished with those two teams.

The Blackhawks have seen several players from last year's championship team, including Patrick Sharp, Brandon Saad and Johnny Odu ...

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