Colorado Avalanche Head Coach Jared Bednar Signs Three-Year Extension

Jared Bednar has a well-earned three-year extension as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche. Clearly, this is a sign of confidence for the head coach Jared Bednar. The deal sees Bednar through to the 2026-27 season. This is a solid move by Avalanche General Manager Chris MacFarland showing his abilities as a lead executive. MacFarland only took over, for now, President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic in the off-season.

Jared Bednar Signs Three-Year Extension with Colorado

This is well deserved as Bednar led the Colorado Avalanche to the 2022 Stanley Cup final victory. In addition, they did so in dominating fashion accumulating a 16-4 record through their post-season run. Furthermore, this is a reward for his long-term efforts. Bednar is the winningest coach in Avalanche history. He has done an admirable job all the while compiling a 281-190-52 regular season record going back to his 2016 hiring. Bednar has led the team to a playoff appearance going back five years now.

What this Means for the Avalanche

Bednar came into the organization on the right side of a rebuild. They had missed the playoffs for three years in a row, and superstar Nathan MacKinnon was patiently waiting for more. Around that time, the team was lucky enough to pick up another superstar, defenceman Cale Makar. By the time Makar played his rookie season, in 2019-20, the team was a powerhouse. They finished 3rd in the NHL standings that season. All this culminated in the Stanley Cup championship last year. Additionally, this year the Avs have been struck by injuries and also lost some key pieces. Despite this, they are comfortably in the playoff mix, currently second in the central division standings. This is in big part, thanks to the man behind the bench, Jared Bednar. For the Avs faithful, there’s no reason for this group not to continue these performances for the foreseeable future.

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