Sabres give Ruff multi-year contract extension

The longest-tenured coach in the National Hockey League is staying put.

During an end-of-season press conference on Friday, new Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula announced that coach Lindy Ruff has signed a multi-year contract extension with the club.

Ruff has coached the Sabres for the past 13 seasons, leading them to the Stanley Cup Final in 1999 and most recently guiding them to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, where they were defeated by the Flyers.

Ruff, a former second-round pick who played most of his 12-year career for the Sabres, has a career coaching record of 526-390-72 with 78 ties. He's just the seventh coach in NHL history to win at least 400 games for the same team.