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Sens extend Cameron

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators announced that they have agreed to a 2-year contract extension with head coach Dave Cameron that will keep him on the bench in the nation's capital until 2017.

Cameron, 56, became the 11th head coach in franchise history when he was promoted from an assistant coach’s position on Dec. 8, 2014. He led the team to a record of 32-15-8 and 72 points over 55 games in his first season as a National Hockey League head coach. The Senators also overcame a 14-point deficit to ultimately qualify for a playoff position on the final day of the regular season. The comeback marked the biggest in NHL history. Cameron earned the first post-season win of his NHL coaching career in Game 4 of the team’s opening-round playoff series against Montreal on April 21.

Cameron originally joined the Senators as an assistant coach back in 2011 and prior to that he spent four seasons as the head coach and general manager of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League.

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