Colorado Avalanche Executive Vice President/General Manager Joe Sakic addressed the media on Monday to close out the 2017-2018 season. The big news was the announcement of a one-year extension for head coach Jared Bednar. The Avs and Bednar initially agreed to a three-year deal to star the 2016-2017 season and last week the two sides agreed to a one-year extension which will keep Bednar with the Avs through the 2019-2020 season. “He’s done an amazing job,” said Sakic of Bednar’s performance. “We believe in Jared and never wavered.” The Avalanche completed one of the best single-season turnarounds in NHL history going from 48 points in 2016-2017 to 95 points, and a playoff berth, in 2017-2018. Their 47 point turnaround ties for the 4th best turnaround ever.