Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice has received a multi-year contract extension. While Maurice is unable to discuss the exact details of the contract until Thursday, the signing is a major vote of confidence from the organization after a less-than-stellar start to the 2019-20 season and NHL coaches getting the axe left and right.
Maurice joined the Jets in the middle of the 2013-14 season, has racked up a 264-183-53 record and has made the playoffs three times.
Many were speculating Maurice would be a tight spot this season after the Jets lost many strong defensive players over the offseason, but the Jets have managed to hang in there and are currently one point out of a Wild Card spot.
As of writing, the Jets are ranked fourth in the Central Division, three spots ahead of the Blackhawks. This season has been Maurice’s most difficult year with the team and he’s working with an understaffed defense, so imagine how strong the Jets will be if they’re able to rebuild their defense over the next few years of Maurice’s coaching tenure. Looks like the Central Division will be getting even more competitive.