Today, the Chicago Blackhawks organization announced that they have signed Coach Joel Quenneville to a three-year contract extension.
Quenneville was also a finalist for the Jack Adams award, which is given to the National Hockey League’s best coach. According to www.nhl.com, The Jack Adams award is given to the coach “adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success.”
Quenneville has posted a 624-382-157 over parts of a 16-year career as a head coach in the National Hockey League. As coach of the Blackhawks, he has a 222-106-44 record. He is also one of two men in the history of the NHL to coach in at least 800 games and to have coached at least 1000 games (J. Lemaire).
Quenneville was originally given a three–year extension right before the 2010-2011 season.
Quenneville initially joined the Blackhawks organization as a pro scout in 2008. He eventually replaced franchise legend Denis Savard behind the bench after Savard was fired after a poor start to the 2008-2009 season.
The 2013 Blackhawks Convention is scheduled to start to today at Hilton Chicago.