Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan agreed to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season on Friday.
Sullivan’s expansion begins after the 2019-20 campaign.
Sullivan has won two Stanley Cup titles since becoming Penguins coach in December 2015.
“Mike has done a great job delivering four 100-plus-point seasons with our staff,” Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement. “To win back-to-back Cups in this age speaks volumes of him as a coach. His instincts in managing the inter-workings of our team both on and off the ice has been remarkable.”
The 51-year-old Sullivan is 174-92-34 as coach of the Penguins using the club reaching the playoffs in all four seasons. Pittsburgh won the Stanley Cup in 2016 and 2017, making Sullivan the very first American-born coach to acquire multiple Stanley Cups.
The Penguins have won an NHL-best 38 playoff games during his tenure despite being swept in the first round of the 2019 playoffs from the New York Islanders.
“Mike has shown he is a tremendous leader for our staff,” Penguins team president and CEO David Morehouse said in an announcement. “Our trust in him as a trainer has continued to rise since winning back-to-back Stanley Cups in his first two years. Mike has a championship mindset also he is the right guy for our team, the company and the city of Pittsburgh.”
Sullivan also coached the Boston Bruins from 2003-06, which makes the playoffs his first season ahead of the 2004-05 campaign was canceled due to the NHL lockout. He went 29-37-16 in his final season in Boston.
Before getting into coaching, Sullivan spent 11 seasons as a player and scored 136 points (54 goals, 82 assists) in 709 career games from 1991-2002.
–Field Level Media

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