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Quenneville gets 3-year contract extension

A second Stanley Cup title in four years has earned Joel Quenneville a three-
year contract extension. The Chicago Blackhawks announced Friday that
Quenneville, who had one year left on his prior deal, has signed on to remain
the club's head coach through the 2016-17 season. Quenneville last month led
the once-downtrodden franchise to six-game victory over the Boston Bruins in
the Stanley Cup Final. The Blackhawks opened the shortened regular season with
an NHL-record 24-game point streak and wound up capturing the Presidents'
Trophy with a 36-7-5 record. Quenneville, 54, joined the Blackhawks in the
early stages of the 2008-09 campaign and helped the club reach the playoffs
for the first time in seven years. The following spring, a 49-year Cup drought
was put to rest as the Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers. A former
Jack Adams Award winner as the league's top bench boss, Quenneville ranks
sixth in league history with 660 career wins.

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