Sharks extend contract of head coach McLellan

TSN.ca Staff
6/12/2013 10:03:29 AM
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The San Jose Sharks have extended the contract of head coach Todd McLellan.

Since being named the Sharks head coach on June 12, 2008, the 45-year-old McLellan has posted a 220-108-48 record. During that span, the Sharks have captured a Presidents' Trophy (2009), three Pacific Division titles and made back-to-back appearances in the Western Conference Final (2010, 2011).

The Sharks swept the Vancouver Canucks in the Western Conference quarterfinals this season, and pushed the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings to seven games in the Conference semifinals. McLellan also became the franchise's all-time winningest coach this season, surpassing Ron Wilson's mark of 206 victories.

Prior to joining the Sharks, McLellan spent three seasons as an assistant coach under Mike Babcock with the Detroit Red Wings. In his seven seasons coaching in the NHL with San Jose and Detroit, McLellan's teams have won one Stanley Cup (2008 with Detroit), three Presidents' Trophies (2006 and 2008 with Detroit – finishing second overall in 2007, tying the Buffalo Sabres for first in points (113) but having three fewer wins – and 2009 with San Jose), four appearances in the Western Conference Final (2007, 2008 with Detroit and 2010, 2011 with San Jose) and six division titles.

Todd McLellan (Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


(Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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