Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar signed a two-year contract extension on Tuesday, the team announced.

Bednar is now under contract through the 2021-22 season.

The 47-year-old Bednar has guided the Avalanche to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons.

"Jared has done a tremendous job behind the bench and has earned the opportunity to continue leading this team," Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic said in a news release. "He is an outstanding coach who has the full trust of his players, coaches and staff. He has guided this franchise to two straight playoff appearances and we are excited with what this group can do moving forward."

Bednar is 103-116-27 in three seasons as Colorado coach but is an impressive 81-60-23 over the last two campaigns.

"I'd like to thank (owners) Stan and Josh Kroenke, Joe Sakic and the entire Avalanche organization for continuing to show their faith in me to lead this team," Bednar said in the news release. "I am grateful and honored to be the head coach of the Avalanche. We're moving in the right direction with the group that we have here. This team has an exciting future and I am ecstatic to be part of it."

Bednar was a minor league head coach for six seasons before receiving an opportunity with the Avalanche. He coached the Lake Erie Monsters to the American Hockey League championship in 2016.

--Field Level Media

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