Avalanche sign head coach Bednar to contract extension

Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar, centre, draws up a play. (David Zalubowski/AP)

The Colorado Avalanche have signed head coach Jared Bednar to a one-year contract extension.

Bednar was already signed through the 2018-19 season after signing a three-year contract back in August 2016, but it is now under contract until the end of the 2020 season.

After a terrible first year behind the bench for the Avalanche in which the team was only able to muster 48 points (22-56-4), Bednar led Colorado to the playoffs in 2017-18 after a three-year post-season drought by racking up 43 wins to lock up the Western Conference’s second wild-card spot with 95 points.

The Nashville Predators eliminated the Avalanche in the first-round of the playoffs on Sunday.

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