Friday, December 4, 2015

Bolts' Ink Coach Jon Cooper to Extension



The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed coach Jon Cooper to a multi-year extension.

Cooper has a 112-70-23 record and .602 winning percentage since taking over as Lightning coach near the end of the 2012-13 season. Cooper is the 8th coach in franchise history, and he led the Lightning to the Stanley Cup Final last season.

The 48-year-old British Columbia native led the Norfolk Admirals to their first Calder Cup before taking his first NHL coaching gig with the Lightning. On April 11, 2015, Cooper earned his 100th career victory, making him the fifth-fastest coach to do so among those who debuted in the league since 2000, per Lightning.NHL.com.