On Tuesday morning, while most of social media was celebrating Marian Hossa’s 37th birthday, the Blackhawks announced a three-year contract extension for head coach Joel Quenneville. His new deal runs through the 2019-20 season.
Under Quenneville, the Blackhawks have a 343-168-69 regular season record. In the postseason, Chicago has a 73-44 record and three Stanley Cup championships with Q calling the shots, and the Hawks also earned the Presidents’ Trophy after the 2013 regular season.
On Tuesday night in Nashville, Quenneville will attempt to tie Al Arbour as the second-winningest coach in NHL history. In his 19 years as a head coach in the NHL, Quenneville has a 781-451-77-110 record and his teams have qualified the postseason in 16 of 18 seasons. He was named the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 16, 2008.