Penguins Bylsma Receives Extension

Today, the Pittsburgh Penguins and head coach Dan Bylsma have agreed to a 3 year contract extension.  This deal will keep Bylsma with the Penguins until the 2013-14 season.

Bylsma took over the Pens in 2009 in the midst of a losing streak in which the Penguins were fighting for a playoff spot.  He then led them to an 18-3-4 record to close out the season, and followed up by winning the Stanley Cup.

In his 25 months as Penguins head coach, Bylsma has a record of 104-52-19 which equates to a .649 winning percentage.  No other coach in Penguins history has a higher winning percentage.

This season, the Penguins have a record of 39-21-8, which is an astounding feat seeing the Penguins have lost 265 man-games to injury.  In addition, they are currently without superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.  Pittsburgh also played the first half of their season without center Jordan Staal.


  1. Crazy stats for a coach man. Interesting.


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  2. those were some good times! i cant still remember some of his day coaching