The Chicago Blackhawks gave their head coach Jeremy Colliton a two-year contract extension on Tuesday morning.
The pact will end at the end of the 2022-2023 campaign.
The one who will celebrate his 36th birthday on Wednesday landed the pilot job on November 6, 2018. In the last campaign, the Hawks were 12th in the Western Conference before surprising the Edmonton Oilers. in the qualifying round.
Since taking the helm, Colliton has gone 62-58-17 in the regular season.
“Jeremy has shown his obvious ability to develop young talent during his two years as a head instructor,” general manager Stan Bowman said in a statement. This, combined with his vast knowledge of hockey, exceptional communication and determination to win, gives us tremendous confidence. Jeremy has what it takes to bring this club back to elite level. We continue to build a team that can compete year after year. ”
“I am grateful to the Wirtz family and Stan Bowman for their continued support during my time with the organization,” added Colliton. We continue to build the foundations of this team and work with our players to enable them as much as possible to achieve success. I look forward to the challenge of developing a club that fans will be proud of and helping the Blackhawks return to champion level. ”
The Hawks begin the regular season Wednesday by visiting the Tampa Bay Lightning.