Calgary Flames sign Jack Adams winner Darryl Sutter to extension

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The Calgary Flames and head coach Darryl Sutter will keep their relationship intact for several more seasons after announcing a multi-year contract extension on Saturday.

Full terms were not disclosed.

Per the Flames press release:

The reigning Jack Adams Award winner has a record of 65-36-11 since rejoining the Flames during the 2020-21 season. Sutter, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, has the 11th most wins as a head coach (699) in NHL history and sits just one win away from 700. At 1397 games coached, also the 11th most in NHL history, Sutter will join Hockey Hall of Famer Pat Quinn (1400 games coached) for the tenth most early in the 2022-23 regular season.

Sutter has led teams to the Stanley Cup Playoffs 15 times over his career, posting a record of 94-88 which is the sixth most Stanley Cup Playoff wins in NHL history, most recently joining Quinn at 94 wins during the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Feb 9, 2022; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames head coach Darryl Sutter during interview after the game against the Vegas Golden Knights at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Sutter, 64, is entering his sixth season as head coach of the Flames and is the current Jack Adams Award winner. He beat out the New York Rangers’ Gerard Gallant, and Florida Panthers interim head coach Andrew Brunette.

It was the first time he had ever won coach of the year in his 20 seasons behind the bench.

“That’s a long time ago and I think back [to] when he won it and the great job that he did, especially being a young NHL head coach and the pressures that we face,” Darryl Sutter said. “I’m honored to be told by Brian and I accept the Jack Adams Award on behalf of my family, my wife Wanda and son Christopher.”

The Flames finished first in the Pacific Division with a 50-21-11 record but were bounced by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round.

Sutter has a career record of 699-503-101-94 behind the bench. He began his coaching career in 1992-93 with the Chicago Blackhawks. Sutter won the Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 and 2014.