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Jets agree to 4-year contract extension with head coach Paul Maurice

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The Winnipeg Jets announced on Wednesday they signed head coach Paul Maurice to a four-year contract extension.

"He's an impressive hockey coach, but he's an impressive person as well... Made a tremendous impact the moment he walked in," said general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff, adding it did not take long for the two sides to reach an agreement.

Maurice earned a career NHL coaching record of 478-469-172 in 1,119 games between the Carolina Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets.

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