TORONTO (AP) – The Toronto Maple Leafs extended the contract of coach Pat Quinn on Tuesday.

The club didn’t release any details of the deal. Quinn’s previous contract was to expire this summer.

Quinn, 62, ranks fourth in all-time NHL coaching wins (616) and fourth in games coached. (1,236). He was hired as the 25th head coach in team history on June 26, 1998, and is currently the third-longest serving coach in the league, behind Buffalo’s Lindy Ruff and Nashville’s Barry Trotz.

Quinn, whose NHL coaching record is 616-466-154, has won the Jack Adams Award twice (1980, 1992) and is one of only four coaches (Scotty Bowman, Pat Burns, Jacques Lemaire are the others) in NHL history to earn the award with two different teams.

“Pat’s record speaks for itself,” Toronto general manager John Ferguson said in a statement. “He is the best person to lead this team, and we’re confident that under Pat’s leadership we will continue to build upon the success our club has achieved the past seven years.”

Quinn relinquished his duties as the team’s general manager in 2003. The Maple Leafs haven’t won the Stanley Cup since 1967.

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