This summer has been filled with signings, contract extensions, and trades all with the players. Now this is important and all but a team would be nothing without a strong coach. The B’s won the Stanley Cup last year under the reign of Claude Julien and it looks as though Julien will have a few more years to try and relive the magic in Boston.
Tomorrow Peter Chiarelli and Julien will speak to the media but so far all we know is that the extension is multi year and if you ask me that’s good news.
Julien has spent five seasons in Boston and has led the club to an overall record of 228-132-50 (.617 win percentage). During this time Julien and co. have not missed a postseason with a career playoff record of 36-27 (.571 win percentage) to rank first all-time among B’s coaches in post-season victories.
This season Julien notched a few coach milestones including coaching his 600th NHL (December 28th at Phoenix) and 400th Bruins (March 19th vs. Toronto) games while notching his 300th NHL win in a 3-2 shootout victory at Chicago on October 15th and his 200th victory behind the Boston bench by a 6-0 score in Philadelphia on December 17th.
A multi-year contract means that Chiarelli and Co. are not only pleased with Claude’s coaching but that they are confident in another trip to the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Stay tuned for updates on this extension as we get them here!
(Stats provided by Bruins official site)