Winning two Stanley Cups in four seasons gives a coach staying power, and the Chicago Blackhawks are planning to keep coach Joel Quenneville around for a few more years.
"We've liked our time here in Chicago. It has been a lot of thrills, a lot of excitement," Quenneville said at the team's prospect camp earlier this month. "We like everything surrounding the quality of life and being part of the sporting situation here in town. We love the organization. There are a lot of positives in all aspects of being here."
Quenneville, 222-106-44 in five seasons with the Blackhawks, signed a three-year contract extension with the team.
The 2013 Jack Adams Award winner as the NHL coach who contributed the most to his team's success, Quenneville led the Blackhawks to a landmark season, becoming the only coach in franchise history to lead the team to two Stanley Cup championships.
Chicago had 77 points in the abbreviated 48-game schedule that began in January. The Blackhawks finished with a .802 points percentage, fifth-best in league history; the Blackhawks also set a NHL record with a 24-game season-opening point streak.
Quenneville has 16 years coaching experience and was with the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche before coming to Chicago in 2008. He has 660 career victories, best among active NHL coaches.