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Lightning sign Head Coach Jon Cooper to multi-year contract extension


Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper watches the action in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The Tampa Bay Lightning are keeping one of their own as they have signed Head Coach Jon Cooper to a multi-year contract extension announced by General Manager Julien BriseBois.

Cooper was named the eighth head coach in franchise history on March 25, 2013, and is currently the NHL’s longest-tenured coach. 

“I am very pleased to announce Jon’s extension today,” BriseBois said.  “His ability to forge impactful relationships with everyone from players to staff has been a trademark of his tenure with the organization and he is the absolute best coach for our hockey team. Coop’s ability to develop a strong culture while continually adapting has been a big part of the team’s success. He has helped set high standards for our organization with his unrelenting drive for excellence. I would like to thank Coop and his family for their continuous commitment to the organization, as well as to the Tampa Bay community, and I look forward to working in partnership with Jon for years to come.”

He is the franchise’s all-time leader for wins with 301.

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