Boston, MA (Sports Network) - The Boston Bruins announced Monday that the club has signed head coach Claude Julien to a multi-year contract extension.
Julien has spent the last five seasons behind the bench for Boston after being named the 27th head coach in franchise history on June 21, 2007.
Last season Julien and the Bruins recorded their fifth consecutive season with 91-plus points (102) and their second straight season above 100 before being ousted by the Washington Capitals in seven games in the first round of the playoffs.
He led the Bruins to a 228-132-50 record overall and the franchise's first Stanley Cup championship in 39 years in 2011 with a Game 7 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
Boston has never missed the playoffs with Julien behind the bench and his 36-27 career playoff record puts him first in all-time postseason wins among Boston head coaches.
Before his time in Boston, Julien served as head coach for the Montreal Canadiens (2002-06) and the New Jersey Devils (2006-07) and holds a 347-218-10 record over 648 regular-season games.