NHL rumors: Sharks coach Peter DeBoer to sign multiyear contract extension


Peter DeBoer's future appears to be staying behind the San Jose Sharks' bench.

Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos said Saturday night on Hockey Night in Canada "it's imminent" that the Sharks coach will sign a multiyear contract extension

The Athletic's Kevin Kurz reported in December that DeBoer already had signed an extension for "either two or three more seasons." The coach reportedly was entering the final year of a four-year deal he signed in 2015 when he took the San Jose job.

Regardless if the extension is about to be signed or has been signed, DeBoer has proven to be a steady force for the Sharks. He entered Saturday with a 180-106-81 record behind the San Jose bench, and the team has been a perennial contender under DeBoer's watch.

DeBoer, 50, also coached the Florida Panthers (2008-11) and the New Jersey Devils (2011-15) in the NHL, compiling a 397-306-108 overall record in 11 seasons. He took the Devils to the Stanley Cup Final in 2012, and did the same with the Sharks in 2016.

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