A day before they start their quest for a third straight Stanley Cup, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced that they have signed coach Jon Cooper to a three-year extension that runs through the 2024-25 season.

"Unequivocally, Coop is the best person for the job," Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois said in a statement on Monday. "He is a great leader, spokesperson and ambassador for our organization. We are lucky to have him as our head coach and I very much look forward to our continued partnership."