Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/26/13

CHICAGO - MAY 30: Head coach Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks speaks to the press during media availability for the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at the United Center on May 30, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)
Stan Bowman wanted to keep Joel Quenneville in Chicago, and the coach had no desire to leave. After two Stanley Cup titles in four seasons, this was a no-brainer. The Blackhawks announced a three-year contract extension for Quenneville on Friday, kicking off their annual fan convention with a crowd-pleasing move that keeps the coach in Chicago through the 2016-17 season. The 54-year-old Quenneville is 222-106 in five seasons in Chicago. He led the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup in 2010, ending a 49-year drought, and then coached them to another title this year. ''I think you always know what you're going to get with him and I think that's probably the biggest thing for us, why we have success,'' defenseman Duncan Keith said before Game 5 of this year's Stanley Cup finals. ''He's level-headed, brings that even-keel attitude to the team.'' Quenneville's deal was set to expire after the upcoming season, but general manager Bowman had said an extension was a priority and the coach t...
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