The Avalanche are betting that their younger roster, after back-to-back playoff berths, ought to be in pole place for the Stanley Cup for years to come back. And the franchise Tuesday introduced it’s doubling down on having Jared Bednar on the wheel.
Colorado introduced this afternoon that it reached a two-year contract extension with Bednar, just some months after the coach helped steer the franchise to its first postseason sequence win since 2008.
Bednar’s authentic deal — a three-year contract signed in August 2016 — will now run via the 2021-22 season. Normal supervisor Joe Sakic prolonged the contract by one 12 months final April.
The 47-year-old Bednar is 103-116-27 in three seasons on the helm and 81-60-23 (.564) during the last two seasons. He’s the primary Avs coach to guide the franchise to back-to-back playoff berths since Tony Granato in 2002-03 and 2003-04 and was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award in the course of the 2017-18 marketing campaign, when the Avs improved by 47 factors from his first season to his second.
The Avs upset top-seeded Calgary in 5 video games within the opening spherical of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs earlier than falling to San Jose within the Western Convention semifinals.
“I give Jared Bednar a whole lot of credit score,” NHL Community analyst and former NHL goaltender Kevin Weekes mentioned of the Avs coach. “I’ve obtained to present him credit score, as a result of it could’ve been very straightforward to reverse-trend your self out of the playoffs. And the other was true. They have been in a position to get again and play the model he wanted to play to achieve success.”