OTTAWA -- Ottawa Senators coach Dave Cameron already is working on having his team pick up where it left off this season.
Cameron, 56, went 32-15-8 after replacing Paul MacLean as coach in December. On Thursday, he signed a two-year contract that runs through the 2016-17 season.
The Senators were the story of the final two months of the 2014-15 regular season; they went 23-4-4 down the stretch and overcame a 14-point deficit to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It was the largest such margin in NHL history. They lost in six games to the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference First Round.
Cameron had the Senators play a more aggressive forechecking system, and he gave some young players a bigger role.
Young players often can regress after a quick start to their careers and Cameron is mindful of that. He said to prevent any backsliding, there's been an emphasis placed on summer conditioning.