Gilmour signs 5-year extension with Frontenacs

Doug Gilmour has signed a new deal with the Kingston Frontenacs that will keep him with the club for the next five years.

Doug Gilmour back behind the bench in Kingston.
The Canadian Press

The contract was announced on Friday after team general manager Larry Mavety told Yahoo! Sports the signing was “basically done” on Thursday afternoon.

According to Mavety the terms of Gilmour’s contract are exactly the same as his previous deal, which was to end in August.

“There was nothing really to work out,” said Mavety on Friday. “We were just going to do it until August.”

Gilmour joined the Frontenacs in 2008 when they were languishing in the OHL’s basement with a 5-13-4-1 record. After missing the playoffs in that, his first year as head coach, guided the team to a second place finish in the East Division (33-30-2-3) and earned Kingston a playoff berth for the first time since 2006-07.

Mavety called Gilmour’s signing a “positive move” for the organization that hasn’t made it to the second round of the playoffs since 1997-98.

Updated Friday, Jul 9, 2010