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Blue Jackets extend head coach Tortorella

Blue Jackets extend head coach Tortorella
Published On: Wed, Sep 12
Apr 15, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks fans hold up a sign with former coach John Tortorella during the first period as the Vancouver Canucks host the Calgary Flames in game one of the first round of the the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed head John Tortorella to a two-year contract extension, keeping him under contract through the 2020-21 season.

Tortorella, who was entering the final year of his current contract, joined the team seven games into the 2015-16 season after Todd Richards was fired following an 0-7 start.A 

The 60-year-old has a 129-87-23 record with the team, reaching the playoffs in each of the past two seasons. The Blue Jackets, however, are still looking for their first playoff series win in franchise history.

The extension comes one week after general manager JarmoA Kekalainen received a multi-year extension from the club.

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