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.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Sharks vs. Preds Game 4 Total Pick Will the San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators continue to flirt with the over when they meet in Game 4 tonight at 9PM...
Thumbnail Will host Nashville even it up vs. San Jose? San Jose certainly didn’t resemble the NHL’s best road team on Tuesday. Nonetheless, it gets another chance to take a commanding 3-1 series over...
Thumbnail Can Stars take a stand against Blues tonight? Dallas isn’t meeting its usual standard of excellence on the power play. As a result, the Western Conference’s top seed could be living on the edge by...
Thumbnail Capitals vs. Penguins Game 4 Pick The Washington Capitals hope to even up their series with the Pittsburgh Penguins when they meet tonight...
Thumbnail Can Blues' Tarasenko bust out vs. Stars? On the heels of their first victory in second-round action since 2002, the Blues hope to keep the momentum going in tonight’s pivotal Game 3 against the...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Sharks vs. Preds Game 4 Total Pick Will the San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators continue to flirt with the over when they meet in Game 4 tonight at 9PM...
Thumbnail Will host Nashville even it up vs. San Jose? San Jose certainly didn’t resemble the NHL’s best road team on Tuesday. Nonetheless, it gets another chance to take a commanding 3-1 series over...
Thumbnail Can Stars take a stand against Blues tonight? Dallas isn’t meeting its usual standard of excellence on the power play. As a result, the Western Conference’s top seed could be living on the edge by...
Thumbnail Capitals vs. Penguins Game 4 Pick The Washington Capitals hope to even up their series with the Pittsburgh Penguins when they meet tonight...
Thumbnail Can Blues' Tarasenko bust out vs. Stars? On the heels of their first victory in second-round action since 2002, the Blues hope to keep the momentum going in tonight’s pivotal Game 3 against the...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Team Pages