Jun 28, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville during the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration at Grant Park. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
The Blackhawks released today that there will be a major announcement at the the convention on Friday. Multiple source confirm according to ESPN.com that announcement will be for Coach Quenneville’s extension.
Coach Quenneville has been the coach of the Blackhawks since 2008-09 seasons. He took over nine games into that season for Dennis Savard. Coach Quenneville’s current deal ends after the 2013-2014 season. He had signed a three extension following the 2010 Stanley Cup Championship season. Quenneville’s record with the Blackhawks in five seasons is 222-106-44 in the regular season and he has won two Stanley Cups in five seasons. Quenneville is the only coach in the “salary cap area” to accomplish such a feat.
This is another smart move by the Blackhawks front office. Quenneville is had been exactly what the Blackhawks have needed during this return to the top of the NHL. He is a winner. He has feel for his team and is not afraid to shake up his lineups.
This is a well deserved contract extension for Coach Quenneville. Blackhawks fans wait with bated breath to see how long Coach Q will remain behind the bench.