Wednesday September 10th, 2014

The Anaheim Ducks have signed coach Bruce Boudreau to a two-year contract extension, the team announced on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Boudreau, 59, was entering the final year of his contract. The extension runs through the 2016-17 season.

The Ducks have gone 111-55-22 in two-plus seasons under Boudreau, winning two division titles and finishing with the best record (82-54-20) in the Western Conference last season.

Prior to joining the Ducks in 2011, Boudreau coached the Capitals for more than four seasons.

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“Bruce has done a very good job over the last several years, and deserves the opportunity to take this team deep into the playoffs,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “We’re happy to have this contract complete before training camp, so our complete focus can be on winning hockey games.”

“I couldn’t be more excited and would like to thank the Samuelis, Michael Schulman and Bob Murray for extending my contract,” said Boudreau. “I’m determined not only to win, but to do it here, for this organization that has treated me so well. I can’t wait for training camp to get started.”

Last season the Ducks were eliminated in the Western Conference semifinals by the Los Angeles Kings.

- Chris Johnson


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