From the Canadian Press:
The Ottawa Senators are keeping Cory Clouston as their head coach.
The team announced Wednesday morning that they have signed him to a two-year deal, removing the interim tag from his title.
The Globe & Mail has the CP story here.
Clouston deserves this extension, as the Senators have played very good hockey since his hiring. Now, there are those who say that the Senators were due to play better, that they only started playing better when it didn’t matter, etc. I don’t agree. I think Clouston has played a key role in turning this team around and am curious to see how the team starts off the 2009/10 season. Good for him, as he’s paid his dues and wasn’t the big-name splash that some anticipated the Senators hiring.