The Detroit Red Wings have announced that they’ve re-signed head coach Jeff Blashill to a contract extension. No details have been provided yet as to the length of the extension as of yet.
Additionally, assistant coach Dan Bylsma will not be returning to the club.
UPDATE: #RedWings executive vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman today announced that Jeff Blashill has agreed to a contract extension to remain head coach of the Red Wings.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) May 18, 2021
Blashill had just completed the final year of the two-year deal that he signed in 2019 prior to GM Steve Yzerman’s arrival on the job. Blashill has served as Detroit’s bench boss for six seasons, but has only qualified for the playoffs one time.
Blashill had previously served as head coach of the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins prior to his ascension to the Detroit job after Babcock’s departure in 2015, and one of his calling cards was the development of young talent.