The Chicago Blackhawks announced this morning that they have extended Head Coach Jeremy Colliton for two more seasons, beginning next season and going through the 2022–23 season. The financial terms of the deal were not formally announced.
Colliton was named the 38th bench boss in Chicago Blackhawks history on Nov. 6, 2018, following the dismissal of Joel Quenneville.
Colliton, who turns 36 on Wednesday, immediately became the youngest head coach in the National Hockey League at the time. He has a 62–58–17 record in 137 regular season games with the organization.
OFFICIAL: We’re excited to announce a two-year contract extension for Head Coach Jeremy Colliton.
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) January 12, 2021
Colliton previously served as head coach of the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs. During his tenure in Rockford, Colliton led the IceHogs to a 40–28–4–4 record during the 2017–18 season. The IceHogs made it to their first-ever 2018 AHL Western Conference Finals after defeating the Chicago Wolves in the Division Semifinals and the Manitoba Moose in the Division Finals.
Prior to becoming a coach, Colliton played eight years of professional hockey within the New York Islanders’ organization after the team selected him with the 58th overall pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Colliton also coached for four seasons in the Swedish Hockey League with Mora IK.