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Jets reward Noel with one-year extension

The Winnipeg Jets and head coach Claude Noel agreed to a one-year contract extension on Monday.

Noel, who was heading into the final season of his current contract, led the Jets to a 24-21-3 record and second-place finish in the Southeast Division last season, his second at the helm. He's racked up a 61-57-13 mark in Winnipeg, but has yet to lead the club to a postseason berth.

The 57-year-old Ontario native previously served as interim head coach in Columbus during the 2009-10 season, then spent the following year as head coach with the Manitoba Moose in the American Hockey League.