Jets sign coach Maurice to 4-year deal
The Winnipeg Jets have locked up head coach Paul Maurice, signing him to a four-year contract extension.
Maurice, 47, joined the Jets on Jan. 12 and accumulated an 18-12-5 record in 35 games.
Over his career, to date, Maurice has earned a career NHL coaching record of 478-469-172 after 1,119 games between the Carolina Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Jets.
Maurice won his 400th career NHL game when the Hurricanes defeated the Buffalo Sabres in overtime on Feb. 11, 2010, and on Nov. 28, 2010, he became the 19th coach, and the youngest in history, to coach 1,000 NHL games.
In his first head coaching stint with the Hurricanes, Maurice guided Carolina to the 2002 Eastern Conference title and two Southeast Division crowns as well as four consecutive winning seasons from 1998-2002.