Claude Julien gets extension

Updated: July 23, 2012, 8:33 PM ET
By James Murphy | ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Bruins announced Monday that they have signed head coach Claude Julien to a multiyear contract extension.

Julien, who was entering the final year of his contract, has led the Bruins to the playoffs in all five seasons he has coached in Boston with the highlight being the 2011 Stanley Cup championship. The Bruins also have made the second round of the playoffs three times.

In five seasons with Boston, Julien has a record of 228-132-50. He is third in franchise history with 410 games coached and fourth in wins, trailing Art Ross, Milt Schmidt and Don Cherry.

Julien was named the 2009 Jack Adams Award winner as the NHL's head coach of the year.

Prior to Boston, Julien coached the New Jersey Devils in the 2006-07 season and the Montreal Canadiens from 2002-2006.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

James Murphy

Bruins reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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