Pittsburgh Penguins Head Coach Mike Sullivan took over as head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins back in the middle of the 2015-2016 after Mike Johnston was fired. Sullivan won two Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017.
Pittsburgh was the first team in the Salary Cap era to win back-to-back Stanley Cup titles. He has also made it to the playoffs the last two years as head coach. The Penguins have reached the playoffs for 13 consecutive seasons. Mike Sullivan has signed a four-year contract extension with Pittsburgh.
His contract was set to expire after this season. Sullivan’s contract runs through the 2023-2024 season. His record up to this point with the Pittsburgh Penguins is 174-92-34. Mike Sullivan’s postseason record up to this point is 38-27.
This was a good job by General Manager Jim Rutherford and the rest of the front office locking up Sullivan for the immediate future. This signing means that he is most likely not heading anywhere any time soon.
The pressure heading into the 2019-2020 season will be on his assistants, including Mark Recchi, Jacques Martin, and Mike Buckley.