The Avalanche offers a new contract to its coach

The Avalanche offers a new contract to its coach


The Colorado Avalanche offered head coach Jared Bednar a three-year contract extension on Monday.

The current Avalanche deal 51-year-old was due to end at the conclusion of the 2023-2024 campaign. He now has a contract valid until 2027. 

“On behalf of the Kroenke family [owners of the Avalanche] and the entire organization, we are thrilled to announce a long-term commitment with our head coach,” said Avalanche president of hockey operations. , Joe Sakic, in a press release. Jared has done a tremendous job behind the bench and certainly deserves this contract extension and to continue as the leader of our team.”

Hire before the 2016-2017 season, Bednar has maintained a record of 281 -190-52 at the helm of the “Avs”. Last year, he led his team to the Stanley Cup, a first for the Colorado organization since 2001.

“Leading this team for the past seven years has been a privilege. , Bednar said. I am grateful and excited to have the opportunity to continue building on what we have achieved so far. I look forward to continuing to work for a long time with the players and within an exceptional organization.”

The Yorkton, Saskatchewan native ranks third among league head coaches national in terms of longevity, after Jon Cooper (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Mike Sullivan (Pittsburgh Penguins).