Wild, Yeo agree to contract extension

ST. PAUL, Minn. - After three seasons with the Minnesota Wild and two consecutive trips to the playoffs, coach Mike Yeo earned a contract extension.

The multi-year deal was reported by the team on Saturday. Yeo, 40, has seen progression under his leadership as the team started hot but missed the postseason in his first year, lost in the first round of the playoffs last year and then advanced to the second round in 2014.

"I am very excited to continue to coach the Minnesota Wild and pursue a Stanley Cup for the State of Hockey," said Yeo in a statement. "Our fan support has been amazing and it went to a new level during the playoffs this season. We are all motivated to reward them."

In three seasons, Yeo's record is steady at 104-82-26 but it's the improvements the team has made under him that has Wild leadership eager to keep him around.

"Mike has done a very good job the last three seasons as our head coach and we look forward to his leadership going forward," said Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher.

Details of the multi-year contract have not yet been released.


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