Blue Jackets sign Tortorella to 1-year extension

The Columbus Blue Jackets signed head coach John Tortorella to a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season, the team announced Monday.

"John Tortorella and his coaching staff have done a terrific job since his arrival nearly two years ago," said Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen. "He is one of the top coaches in our game and we are excited about what lies ahead for our club with John as our head coach."

Tortorella's new deal keeps him under contract for the next two seasons, and comes on the heels of his second Jack Adams Trophy win. Torts took home the honors for top coach in the league at the 2017 NHL Awards in June.

Under his guidance, the Blue Jackets will look to qualify for the postseason for the second straight year.

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