ST.-JOVITE, Quebec (AP) -Montreal Canadiens coach Guy Carbonneau received a multiyear contract extension for leading the team to first place in the Eastern Conference last season.
The former Canadiens captain would not say on Friday how long the extension was for, other than that ``it's more than one year and less than 10.''
The three-time Stanley Cup winner joined the Canadiens' staff in January 2006 as an assistant to coach and general manager Bob Gainey. Carbonneau became coach on May 5, 2006, and is 89-59-16 in two seasons.
The 48-year-old played 13 seasons with the Canadiens beginning in 1980-81, winning two championships and the Frank Selke Trophy as the league's best defensive forward three times.
He later played one season in St. Louis and five more in Dallas, winning another title before retiring in 2000.
The Sept-Iles, Que., native was an assistant coach in Montreal before he became assistant general manager in Dallas in 2002. Then he opted to go back to Montreal.

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