NMU Hockey Head Coach Grant Putolny has signed an eight-year contract with Northern Michigan University that reportedly will be worth $285,000 per season.
The Wildcats went 19-7-2-2 in WCHA play and 25-13-3 overall.
NMU finished second in the WCHA regular season standings behind Minnesota State.
The Wildcats reached the WCHA Tournament Championship game before falling 2-0 to Michigan Tech.
Coach Putolny was the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Coach of the Year, and he is a Spencer Penrose Finalist for Division One Hockey Coach of the Year.
The eight-year contract will run through 2026.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports