The Tampa Bay Lightning announced Monday that it has extended coach John Cooper’s contract for three seasons until 2024-2025.
The announcement was made by General Manager Julian Presboa in a press release.
“Koop is unequivocally the best person for the job, can we read. He is a great leader, spokesperson and ambassador for our organization. We are fortunate to have him as a coach.”
In just over eight seasons at the helm of Florida, Cooper collected the record 383-197-53. He’s led Tampa to win the Stanley Cup the past two seasons.
Unsurprisingly, Cooper’s 383 wins since 2013 represented the highest total for a coach on a Pittman Tour during this period.
Lightning has also been the team’s best offensively since his appointment, with 2019 scoring a goal.
Three more years of Cooooop!
We have signed coach John Cooper to extend his contract for three years until the 2024-25 season.
– Tampa Bay Lightning (TBLightning) October 11, 2021
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