Red Wings, Blashill Agree on 2-year Contract Extension

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings and coach Jeff Blashill have agreed on a two-year contract extension.

The 45-year-old Blashill is in his fourth season as coach of the storied franchise, which will miss the playoffs for the third straight year.

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General manager Ken Holland says Blashill has done well to develop the young talent on the roster as the Red Wings rebuild. Before their skid, Detroit had reached the post-season for 25 consecutive seasons.

Blashill’s NHL head coaching record is 135-143-47. The extension was announced hours before the Red Wings hosted Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.


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