Trotz led Preds to first ever playoff appearance

Updated: April 19, 2004, 5:03 PM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Barry Trotz signed a one-year contract extension Monday after coaching the Nashville Predators to their first playoff appearance.

Nashville was eliminated by Detroit in Game 6 of their first-round series Saturday.

Trotz, the only coach in franchise history, had an option year left on his original contract. The new deal gives the franchise an option for the 2005-06 season.

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