The Pittsburgh Penguins today announced that head coach Dan Bylsma has been signed to a three-year contract extension.

“Dan has very quickly established himself as one of the best coaches in the National Hockey League,” Shero said. “He has been a perfect fit for our organization since day one, and we look forward to having him leading our team for the next three seasons.

“I think what we’ve been able to accomplish so far his season, even with players like Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal out of the lineup for extended periods of time, is a testament to his coaching system, his adaptability, and his composure under pressure.”

The 40-year-old coach is in his third season with the Penguins and already has one Stanley Cup Championship under his belt. This season, he has compiled a 39-21-8 record for 86 points and, despite an injury-depleted lineup, has the Penguins in fourth place in the NHL and within two points of the Eastern Conference points lead.

His overall coaching record in parts of three seasons is overall record is 104-52-19, with 23 playoff wins and five playoff series wins.