Blackhawks sign head coach Jeremy Colliton to two-year extension

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The Chicago Blackhawks have signed head coach Jeremy Colliton to a two-year extension, the club announced Tuesday.

Colliton is in his third season behind the bench for Chicago, and in the final year of his original contract.

The 35-year-old has guided the club to a 62-58-17 record through 137 regular-season games.

“Jeremy has shown an innate ability to develop young talent throughout his two seasons as head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks,” general manager Stan Bowman said via a release. “This, coupled with his vast knowledge of the game, exceptional communication skills and determination to win, makes us extremely confident Jeremy has what it takes to lead our team back to an elite level as we continue to build a roster that can compete year in and year out.”

The young bench boss is fresh off leading Chicago through the first round of the post-season in the 2020 bubble, making him the sixth Blackhawks coach to win their debut playoff series — the club missed the playoffs in his first two seasons as coach.

“As we continue to build on the foundation we have here with this team, we will remain committed to working with our players to put them in the best positions to succeed,” Colliton said, via a release.

“I look forward to the challenge of developing a team our fans will be proud of and leading the Chicago Blackhawks back to a championship level.”

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