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Since taking over leading the Penguins, Mike Sullivan has lead Pittsburgh to 120 points in the regular season. Only one NHL team, the Washington Capitals, has done better in that span bettering the Penguins by just four points.
Sullivan, 48, took over a struggling Penguins team on December 12th, 2015 and subsequently lead his team to a Stanley Cup Championship going 33-16-5 to finish out the regular season and then going 16-8 in the 2016 post season. So far in the 2016-2017 regular season the Penguins have a 22-8-5 record which has them in good position to win a Metropolitan Division title.
Sullivan has also lead to the resurgence of Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. Crosby leads the NHL in goals and points in the 81 games since Sullivan took over with 54 goals and 104 points.
The extension was a late holiday gift for Penguins fans, the city of Pittsburgh and the Sullivan family alike!