The Jared Bednar period in Colorado was simply prolonged for an additional two years.
The Avalanche reached an settlement with Bednar on a contract extension that retains him with the group by way of the 2021-22 season. He accomplished his third yr on the helm of the Colorado bench in 2018-19, reaching the postseason for the second straight yr.
“I am grateful and honored to be the head coach of the Avalanche,” Bednar mentioned in a press launch. “We’re moving in the right direction with the group that we have here. This team has an exciting future and I am ecstatic to be part of it.”
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Bednar changed Patrick Roy as Colorado’s head coach after Roy led the group to a ninth-place end within the Western Convention in 2016. Bednar adopted up a 22-56-Four report in his first season in 2016-17 earlier than main the Avalanche to back-to-back postseason appearances in 2018 and 2019, which featured a first-round collection win over the Western convention champion Calgary Flames.
“Jared has done a tremendous job behind the bench and has earned the opportunity to continue leading this team,” govt vice chairman and normal supervisor Joe Sakic mentioned. “He is an outstanding coach who has the full trust of his players, coaches and staff. He has guided this franchise to two straight playoff appearances and we are excited with what this group can do moving forward.”
A finalist for the Jack Adams award in 2018, Bednar earned his 100th win March 27 in opposition to the Golden Knights and led the Avalanche to consecutive postseasons for the primary time since 2004.