By Nick Wilder
Former Blackhawks assistant general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff will likely remain the general manager of the Winnipeg Jets for quite some time.
The club extended Cheveldayoff’s contract through the 2017-18 season on Wednesday, according to the Winnipeg Free Press. This decision comes after the Jets recently decided to extend head coach Claude Noel’s contract only through next season, reiterating their confidence in Cheveldayoff.
The Blackhawks hired Cheveldayoff as their assistant GM prior to the 2009-10 season. In his first season with the Blackhawks under Stan Bowman, the team beat the Philadelphia Flyers in six games to win the Stanley Cup. Cheveldayoff’s tenure ended in Chicago after two seasons. He was hired as the new GM of the Winnipeg Jets in 2011.