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Penguins sign Shero to extension - 09-20-10

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

The Penguins have signed general manager Ray Shero to a five-year contract extension. He also serves an an executive vice president.

Shero was orginally hiredby the Penguins April 25, 2006 as a replacement for Craig Patrick. In four seasons with Shero at the helm, the Penguins have a record of 186-107-35. They have reached the postseason all four seasons, one Atlantic Division title (2007-08), two Easteron Conference titles (2007-08, 2008-09) and one Stanley Cup title (2009).

The new contract for Shero, 48, is scheduled to keep him with the team through 2015-16.

EN Says: We're going to go out on a limb and say this is a good move.

He turned around a floundering franchise. He been extremely shrewd in free agency and at the trade deadline. Granted, he had a huge advantage coming into Pittsburgh with players like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in place, but Shero has done a marvelous job of building around that core.

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