Mike Sullivan, Penguins Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

December 26th, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

The Pittsburgh Penguins and coach Mike Sullivan agreed to a three-year contract extension Monday that will carry him through the 2019-20 season.  

"Mike did the best coaching job in the NHL last season," Jim Rutherford, the Penguins' executive vice president and general manager, said in a statement. "He continues to be a terrific coach, and we are happy to give him a well-deserved extension."

Sullivan, hired midway through the 2015-16 season, guided the Penguins to a Stanley Cup crown and has posted a 55-24-10 record overall. Pittsburgh currently sits second in the Eastern Conference with 49 points.

Sullivan, 48, previously coached the Boston Bruins for two seasons more than a decade ago. He spent the next stretch of his career as a top assistant with various franchises, joining the Penguins last June as the head coach of their AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton franchise.

“What I like about coaching is that it’s not unlike being a schoolteacher,” Sullivan told Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s a teaching profession. It’s managing people ...

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