PITTSBURGH — Common supervisor Jim Rutherford is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The staff introduced Wednesday it has prolonged Rutherford’s contract by way of the 2021-22 season. His previous deal was set to expire on the finish of this season.
Rutherford, 69, is the one normal supervisor to win Stanley Cups with a number of groups because the league expanded in 1967. He put collectively the Carolina Hurricanes group that won the franchise’s solely Cup in 2006 and helped the Penguins grow to be the primary staff in practically 20 years to win consecutive championships when Pittsburgh won all of it in 2016 and 2017.
Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle known as Rutherford “the most effective normal managers in all of sports activities.”
The Penguins have won 234 regular-season and playoff video games since Rutherford arrived in the summertime of 2014. Solely the Washington Capitals (249) and Tampa Bay Lightning (240) have extra wins over that interval.