Coach Paul MacLean Signs 3 Year Contract Extension With Ottawa Senators


Amidst the Daniel Alfredsson game of wait and see, the Senators got one piece of business taken care of today.

Coach Paul MacLean has signed a three year contract extension, with the year he had remaining means the Walrus could be behind the Senators bench for 4 more years, at least.  I say “could” because a coach’s position is never completely firm.

May 24, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Ottawa Senators head coach Paul MacLean gestures on the bench against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period in game five of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 6-2 to close out the series. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

MacLean has been a breath of fresh air for the Senators in his two seasons behind the bench.  He has been nominated for the Jack Adams award as Coach of the Year both times, and won the honour this past season for leading an injury ravaged Senators team into the playoffs and past the Canadiens in the first round before bowing out to the Penguins.

Now the big matter at hand is to see if he will be standing behind his Captain for another year.