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Paul McLean Inks 3-Year Extension

Jack Adams award-winner Paul McLean has signed a three-year contract extension with the Ottawa Senators.

This after McLean and company finished the 2012-13 season 25-17-6 with the majority of their star players out of the line-up for the better part of the season.

It took McLean only two NHL coaching seasons to be named coach of the year, an honor he was a finalist for in his rookie season.

“In two years, Paul has made a significant impact on the entire franchise, both on and off the ice,” Sens GM Bryan Murray said in a news release.

“We feel that under Paul’s direction we have been able to develop into a team that is competitive each and every night and we are confident that he is the person we want behind the bench to lead us to our goal of being a championship level team.”

Paul McLean Inks 3-Year Extension
Ottawa Senators’ head coach Paul MacLean stands behind his bench as they wait for hats to be cleared from the ice after Pittsburgh Penguins’ James Neal scored his third goal of the game in Game 5 of the 2013 Eastern Conference semi-final.
(Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

This past season, the Sens were arguably coached into the playoffs with very little star power in the line-up. With the acquisition of four-time 30-goal scorer Bobby Ryan and an offensively-consistent Clarke MacArthur, it’ll be interesting to see what the team can achieve in terms of scoring, especially with Milan Michalek, Jason Spezza and Kyle Turris healthy.

With one of the best coaches in the league, a solid defensive core and premium goaltending, some added depth up front could see the Senators doing some well-rounded damage in the eastern conference.

Jordan Mady
Jordan Mady grew up playing hockey and is now aiming to make a career alongside it through writing. He is currently a journalism student at Ryerson University in Toronto. Jordan is also a video blogger and author.
Jordan Mady
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