The New Jersey Devils have given head coach John Hynes a multiyear contract extension.
Hynes, 43, led the Devils to their first playoff look in 5 years final season, however they’re struggling this season. With a 15-17-7 file, they’re in seventh place within the Metropolitan Division.
Hynes’ total file since being employed in June 2015 is 125-122.
“John’s management has been instrumental in constructing each tradition and programs which might be targeted on the event of our gamers,” Devils govt vp/common supervisor Ray Shero stated in a press release Thursday.
“He has cultivated a bunch of veteran leaders, whereas serving to our younger gamers develop and acquire expertise. John is to be counseled for the progress the staff has made underneath his path, and this dedication shows that we’re assured within the position he’ll play in our future success.”
Stated Hynes, “We have established a typical in New Jersey of what we count on — how we act, how we observe and the way we play. All through my time right here, the administration, scouts, coaches, gamers and assist workers have labored tirelessly to create this tradition. We’ll proceed to instill in our staff the tenets of grit, compete and being a self-starter, as we construct this brotherhood. … I do know that your complete group is pulling in the best path.”
Hynes additionally served as head coach on the 2016 world championships for Crew USA and was an assistant coach on the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.