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Blue Jackets ink head coach John Tortorella to two-year extension

By on September 12, 2018
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The Columbus Blue Jackets are bringing John Tortorella back for a couple more seasons.

The team confirmed Wednesday that they are signing their head coach to a two-year contract extension that will keep him in New Orleans through the 2020-21 season.

“Our team has been one of the winningest in the NHL over the past two seasons and John Tortorella has played a critical role in that success and in raising the level of our team’s play since his arrival,” said Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen.

“His passion and commitment to being the best has permeated our team and we believe will lead to even greater success in the future.”

Tortorella, 60, was hired by the Blue Jackets on October 21, 2015, and has been coaching the team for three seasons. During that span, he has posted a combined 129-87-23 regular season record and led the franchise to two playoff appearances; both of which ended in first round exits.

He also took home the Jack Adams award for best coach in 2017.

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