The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed head coach Mike Sullivan to a three-year contract extension.
"Mike did the best coaching job in the NHL last season," Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said. "He continues to be a terrific coach and we are happy to give him a well-deserved extension."
Sullivan took over as head coach of the Penguins on Dec. 12, 2015, and helped guide the team to its fourth Stanley Cup championship last spring.
A native of Marshfield, Massachusetts, Sullivan has the Penguins sitting with a 22-8-5, to date, this season.
Overall, the 48-year-old is 55-24-10 behind the Penguins' bench. Only the Washington Capitals have accumulated more points (124 to 120) among NHL teams during that span.