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May 31, 2014 | 11:20am ET
Coach Yeo signs 3-year extension
TheFourthPeriod.com

The Minnesota Wild has signed head coach Mike Yeo to a three-year contract etension.

Yeo led the Wild to a 43-27-12 record this season, as the team advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the second time in franchise history.

"I am very excited to continue to coach the Minnesota Wild and pursue a Stanley Cup for the State of Hockey," Yeo said in a statement. "Our fan support has been amazing and it went to a new level during the playoffs this season. We are all motivated to reward them."

Yeo, who was named Minnesota's third head coach on June 17, 2011, began his coaching career as an Assistant Coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins' minor-league affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from 2000-2005.

He then joined the Penguins' as an assistant coach from 2005-2010, and was a part of the club's Stanley Cup championship in 2008-09.

In 2010-11, Yeo became the head coach of the AHL's Houston Aeros, before jumping on with the Wild.


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