The Kings announced late Thursday night that they have agreed to a new deal, keeping Sutter as their head coach. The deal is reportedly for two years, with an option for a third year, and is worth $3 million per season. The team will make an official announcement on Friday.
From the immediate end of their season, Sutter had no plans of leaving the team. He felt as if, despite the frustrating defeat, he was bound to stay. When asked about his future with the team, Sutter stated ""I have no desire to go anywhere else or do any of that. We'll get it worked out. That's my plan."
The team made the offer to Sutter last week, and general manager Dean Lombardi felt it was "very fair." He wasn't worried about the money factor as to why Sutter could say no, but rather the direction of the team.
Under Sutter's leadership, the Kings have won two Stanley Cup titles, in 2012 and 2014, but did miss the playoffs last season. They finished one point behind the Anaheim Ducks for first place in the Pacific Division this season. They would then go on to fall to the Sharks 4-1 in the first round series.
In five seasons with the Kings, the coach has a record of 186-112-45. He looks to keep the team's regular season success going next season, but will also hope to find that special spark in the postseason.