Boston Bruins, Claude Julien Agree To Multiyear Contract Extension
Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien has signed a multiyear contract extension with the team. Terms were not disclosed.
Julien, who will be entering his sixth season with the club in the fall, led the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup title in 39 years in 2011. He has an overall record of 228-132-50 (.617 win percentage) during the regular season and a 36-27 (.571) postseason mark.
This past season, Julien led the Bruins to their fifth consecutive season recording 91 or more points, and the second straight season above 100. Boston did not suffer a regulation loss in the month of November with a 12-0-1 record. For the season, the team posted an NHL-best overall goal differential of plus-67.
Julien reached several personal and team milestones during the 2011-12 season, coaching his 600th NHL game and 400th with the Bruins while notching his 300th NHL win in a 3-2 shootout victory at Chicago on October 15 and his 200th victory behind the Boston bench when the Bruins won 6-0 at Philadelphia on December 17.
The Blinder River, Ont., native guided Boston to the Eastern Conference’s top regular-season record in 2008-09, finishing 53-19-10 for 116 points and winning the Jack Adams Award.
Julien joined the Bruins in 2007 with 10 years of coaching experience at the junior hockey, AHL and NHL levels, in addition to a 12-year professional playing career. He has coached 648 regular-season games for the Bruins, Montreal Canadiens and New Jersey Devils in his NHL career, posting a 347-218-10-73 record (.535), as well as a 40-34 (.541) all-time record in the postseason.
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