The Winnipeg Jets announced that they have given head coach Claude Noel a one-year contract extension, which means he is now under contract through the 2014-2015 season. Without the extension Noel would have gone into this season in the final year of his contract and with little job security. The Jets have missed the playoffs the past two seasons under Noel. "It became clear this group of coaches worked extremely hard under some difficult circumstances," general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said, according to the Winnipeg Sun. "This group deserves the opportunity to continue the job they've been doing."
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