For Mike Yeo, the first three years as the Minnesota Wild’s head coach has been a process. In his second season, Yeo guided the team to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in five years. This season, the bench boss led Minnesota to its first playoff series win since 2003.

Yeo and the Wild will continue the process, as General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced the club has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with Head Coach Mike Yeo.

”I am very excited to continue to coach the Minnesota Wild and pursue a Stanley Cup for the State of Hockey,” said Yeo. “Our fan support has been amazing and it went to a new level during the playoffs this season. We are all motivated to reward them.”

Minnesota went 43-27-12 this season and advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the second time in franchise history (2002-03). The club’s 98 points ranked 11th in the NHL and tied for second most in franchise history.

The Wild has posted a record of 104-82-26 (.552) during his three seasons as head coach, ranks 10th in the NHL in wins since the start of the 2012-13 season and is one of 11 teams to advance to the Stanley Cup Playoffs the last two seasons. Yeo was named the team’s third Head Coach on June 17, 2011.

“Mike has done a very good job the last three seasons as our Head Coach and we look forward to his leadership going forward,” said Fletcher.