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Blackhawks coach gets three-year extension

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Joel Quenneville, coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, has been handed a three-year contract extension by general manager Stan Bowman. 

The Blackhawks announced the news on Friday according to Yahoo! Sports, at their sixth annual fan convention. 

Though to many the prospect of keeping Quenneville, who led the side to two Stanley Cup wins in four seasons, was an obvious eventuality, fans of the Blackhawks celebrated the news in style at the convention. 

Bowman was adamant that there was never any alternatives concerning Quenneville's future, saying: "There's no one we'd want coaching this team more than Joel.

''He's done a fantastic job over the years. I think the record speaks for itself.''

Quenneville, who is now 54-years-old, ended the Blackhawks 49-year wait for a Stanley Cup in 2010, before winning the competition again this year. 

The contract tying coach-to-club was set to expire next year, but will now run through until at least the 2016/17 season. 

Quenneville stated his was proud to manage some of the best players in the NHL: ''I know we don't get to see all the other teams, but as far as the character, the quality, the experience, the leadership, we have all the intangibles that can make a team successful.''


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