The Buffalo Sabres announced Wednesday that they signed head coach Don Granato to a multi-year extension.
Granato had two years left on his existing contract and is now locked up through the 2025-26 season.
“Don’s passion for the game and leadership skills have been on display since the moment we met,” general manager Kevyn Adams said in a press release. “He is someone who the players have a tremendous amount of respect for, and he dedicates himself to bettering each individual of the team.”
Granato took over behind Buffalo’s bench during the pandemic-shortened season after Ralph Krueger was fired. He has coached the Sabres to a 41-55-14 record, but the team continues to trend in the right direction.
The Sabres will open their season at home on Thursday against the Ottawa Senators.