Per several reports, Pittsburgh bench boss Mike Sullivan has been signed to a three-year extension. Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the deal runs through the 2019-20 season while financial terms were not disclosed.
Sullivan took over for Mike Johnston last December and the results were immediate, and dominant. He coached the Penguins to their second Stanley Cup since 2009 and their fourth in team history. Sullivan also has the team sitting second in the Metropolitan Division, and second in the Eastern Conference with 49 points.
The Penguins released a statement as well, and general manager Jim Rutherford said the following:
“Mike did the best coaching job in the NHL last season,” Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement. “He continues to be a terrific coach and we are happy to give him a well-deserved extension.”