Head coach Mike Sullivan of the Pittsburgh Penguins

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Penguins and Head Coach Mike Sullivan Agree To Four-Year Contract Extension

July 05, 2019 - 1:10 pm

Pittsburgh Penguins and head coach Mike Sullivan have agreed to a four-year contract extension, whcih begins at the end of the 2019-2020 season and runs through the '23-'24 season.

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“Mike has done a great job delivering four, 100-plus point seasons with our team,” general manager Jim Rutherford said in a release. “To win back-to-back Stanley Cups in this era speaks volumes of him as a coach. His instincts in managing the inter-workings of our team both on and off the ice has been impressive.”

Sullivan is The first American-born coach in NHL history to win multiple Stanley Cups and the second to win Stanley Cups in each of his first two seasons behind the bench with a team. He is also the first head coach to lead his team to back-to-back championships since Scotty Bowman with the Detroit Red Wings in 1996 and 1997.

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Sullivan is 174-92-34 as head coach since taking over the team in December of 2015.

“Mike has proven he is a tremendous leader for our team,” said Penguins team president and CEO David Morehouse. “Our trust in him as a coach has continued to grow since winning back-to-back Stanley Cups in his first two years. Mike has a championship mindset and he is the right guy for our team, the organization and the city of Pittsburgh.”