San Jose Sharks organization has sign Larry Robinson to three-year extension on Wednesday.
Robinson is a former ice hockey player and coach in the NHL – The Montreal Gazette reported on Wednesday that Robinson has signed a 3-year contract to remain as the Sharks’ associate coach. He will have director of player development added to his title. Robinson will not travel as much with the Sharks next season, according to the newspaper.
Robinson, who turns 63 on June 2, will be joined the Sharks in 2012 year. The Hall of Fame defenseman coached the New Jersey Devils to a Stanley Cup championship in 1999-2000. The Sharks are giving Hall of Fame defenseman Robinson a spot in the front office in addition to his position as an associate coach.
Larry has agreed to a new 3-year deal onWednesday that will make him the team’s director of player development. While he will hold the coaching position – he has held the past 2 seasons, the plan calls for him to spend less time behind the bench. Obinson will spend even less time behind the bench in the final 2 years of his new deal.
Robinson won 6 Stanley Cups over the course of 17 seasons as a defenseman with the Montreal Canadiens. He later added three more titles in various roles with the New Jersey Devils, including as head coach of the team that won it in 2000 year.