Paul MacLean has been rewarded for his Jack Adams Trophy. The Senators confirmed Thursday they’ve signed their head coach to a three-year contract extension after helped lead the club to the playoffs despite a rash of injuries. “In two years, Paul has made a significant impact on the entire franchise, both on and off the ice,” said Senators general manager Bryan Murray. “We feel that under Paul’s direction we have been able to develop into a team that is competitive each and every night and we are confident that he is the person we want behind the bench to lead us to our goal of being a championship level team.” Owner Eugene Melnyk is thrilled. “Paul represents what we want to become as both a hockey club and as a franchise,” said Melnyk. “He is a hard-working coach and an outstanding teacher and mentor of the game. Paul’s ability to communicate openly and honestly with our players and prospects has been key to our on-ice success.