Jets extend Maurice’s contract

Paul Maurice is a no longer a lame-duck NHL bench boss.

The head coach of the Winnipeg Jets has received a multi-year contract extension, the NHL organization officially confirmed.

No contract terms have been released. Maurice and Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff were initially given extensions in September 2017.

Maurice, 53, won’t be available to the media until Thursday’s morning practice at Bell MTS Place.

The Jets (29-24-5), a point below the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference, host the San Jose Sharks on Friday night

Overall, Maurice has a 264-186-53 record with the Jets since taking over the bench midway through the 2013-14 season. The team has made the playoffs three times, including a run to the conference final in 2018.

The Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., product also guided the Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs during his 22-year NHL coaching career.

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