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Blackhawks' Joel Quenneville becomes second all-time in NHL coaching wins

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Chicago head coach passes the late Al Arbour.

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Joel Quenneville passed the late Al Arbour to become second all-time in NHL regular-season coaching wins with 783 with the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday at Bell Centre.

Quenneville, 57, received a three-year contract extension worth a reported $18 million Tuesday morning. The deal is a raise from his previous contract.

Quenneville has won half of the franchise's championships with Stanley Cups in 2010, 2013 and 2015. Since taking over as the Hawks coach four games into the 2008-09 season, Quenneville is 344-168-69 in 581 regular-season games during eight seasons. He's 73-44 in 117 playoff games with the Hawks, good for a .624 winning percentage that is the highest for a Hawks coach since 1940.

The only coach with more regular-season wins is Scotty Bowman (1,244), who is the Hawks' senior adviser and father to general manager Stan Bowman. Quenneville has a 783-451-77-110 record in his 19 seasons, which also include stints with the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche.

783 down. 461 to go.