Stanley Cup winning coach Larry Robinson will remain on the San Jose Sharks' coaching staff for the next three seasons, and he's been given an expanded role as well. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

Sharks' Associate Coach Larry Robinson Signs Three-Year Extension

Stanley Cup winning coach Larry Robinson will remain on the San Jose Sharks’ coaching staff for the next three seasons, and he’s been given an expanded role as well.

Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette first reported the news. Robinson, who will remain an associate head coach, will also become the team’s director of player development.

“It’s a great working environment,” Robinson told David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News, “and through development, I’ll not only be working with the D, I’ll be trying to help everybody get better.”

Robinson has been behind the Sharks’ bench the past two seasons, brought in by head coach Todd McLellan. As a member of the Sharks’ front office, he could “be consulted for roster and personnel decisions, including potential trades,” according to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area. 

The Sharks could surely use Robinson’s experience. He is 62 years old, and has won nine Stanley Cups throughout his career as a player and coach. Robinson guided the Devils to the championship during the 1999-2000 season as the interim head coach.

“I’m hoping it’s not a challenge,” Robinson said, alluding to how the Sharks will respond to a disappointing playoff exit. “I’m hoping that everybody comes back madder than hell that we let a great chance slip through out fingers. We don’t have anybody to blame but ourselves.”

Robinson will also be helping out with the Worcester Sharks, the Sharks’ AHL affiliate.

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  • Waxifari

    Best post season news thus far.

  • Lori Larman

    There is a lot of feeling about how we left the playoffs. It goes back to the fact we need to see how each of our young player would handle the pressure of the playoff.I think that is what Mr. Robinson saw. To give them the insight of where they stand as far as there development. I saw the quest for knowledge of how to play. When you saw them all long the boards an Mr, Robinson was working with them. They were like there first game at 10 years old.

    I have said this so many time, ” We have so much talent in Worcester. We could bring the whole team up and not miss a beat of the game.” You as fans are now seeing what I saw three and four years ago. As a fan of hockey for many years. Most teams could just dream of having such talent in there first 20 years of there teams. The San Jose Sharks are a young team within the league.

    You are just opening the book of many years of play and joy. When they win there first Cup there will be many of them. Just take the time to look at the foundation of how they were built. With me it goes back to watching the great teams of the Blues and Hawk.

    If anything you see a great depth of hockey knowledge. All four of our coaches have played. They know what it takes to be a player of hockey. What most fan don’t realize that Mr.Wilson played. Without such hockey knowledge where would this club be.? To me this is why the club has been in the playoffs in ten years . To see young talent and be able to draft that talent and let them develop. Why do you think Mr. Wilson brings up those 20 players up each year. Those are the ones who he feels are ready to make the big team. There is a lot of work that goes into bring a club to a championship.