The Avalanche has compiled a 114-109-23 record (.510%) in three seasons under Sacco's guidance. He led what was the NHL's youngest team to a 41-35-6 record (88 points) this past year, 20 more points than they had the previous season.
"Our team competed hard and battled all year long," said Sacco. "This group had a lot of energy and they are eager to keep working hard and improving."
The Medford, Mass., native was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award in his rookie season behind the bench in 2009-10. He guided Colorado to a 43-30-9 record (95 points) and a second-place finish in the Northwest Division that year. The Avs became the first Western Conference team to make the playoffs after finishing last in the conference the previous year since the league went to 30 teams in 2000-01.