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.