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Penguins Sign Coach Dan Byslma To Three-Year Contract Extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced today on Twitter that they have extended the contract of head coach Dan Byslma.

Bylsma, 40, has been the Pens' head coach since February 2009, when he famously took the team over mid-season and led them all the way to the Stanley Cup just a few months after his appointment.

Overall, Byslma has a 104-52-19 record, for a solid .649 points percentage. 

No head coach in Penguins history has ever completed four consecutive seasons in the role, so if Bylsma can finish out the contract, he would be the first to do so.

Bylsma's efforts in this 2010-11 season might result in consideration for the Jack Adams Trophy as coach of the year.  The Penguins currently have the second-most points in the Eastern Conference, despite dealing with a massive number of injuries to key forwards, including Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal.

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