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It wasn’t that long ago, when the Sharks were in a month-long tailspin that cast the playoffs in doubt, that many were wondering whether Todd McLellan would survive the season. But the Sharks recovered, and even though the season ended with the usual postseason heartbreak, McLellan showed enough to earn the trust of GM Doug Wilson.
The Sharks extended their head coach’s contract on Tuesday. Details weren’t disclosed. Here’s more from BANG:
Wilson confirmed after the Sharks’ season ended that McLellan would be back in the fall and that he would not make any changes to the coaching staff, which includes associate coach Larry Robinson and assistants Jim Johnson and Jay Woodcroft.
“I think they’ve done an excellent job,” Wilson said May 30 of the coaching staff. “All of the components of it. Larry and Jimmy coming in, it makes us a complete staff that not only allows us to play the way we want to play today, it helps the younger players get ready to play.”
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The San Jose Sharks have extended the contract of head coach Todd McLellan.
Since being named the Sharks head coach on June 12, 2008, the 45-year-old McLellan has posted a 220-108-48 record. During that span, the Sharks have captured a Presidents' Trophy (2009), three Pacific Division titles and made back-to-back appearances in the Western Conference Final...
The San Jose Sharks have extended their head coachâs contract showing confidence in the organizationâs all-time leading bench boss.
Todd McLellanâs extension has been earned and why wouldnât they extend his tenure he has done everything expected from him, except win the Cup; and I donât throw that comment in there like it is some small feat.
Garrett Stafford, a career AHL journeyman, will take his talents overseas to Sweden, signing with Färjestad in Elitserien. Undrafted, Stafford began his professional career with the Cleveland Barons, former AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, after being signed by the California based NHL team in October of 2003. His first pro season ended with an ugly incident. [...]