UConn rewarded men's hockey coach Mike Cavanaugh with a five-year, $1.6 million contract that will carry through the 2020-21 season. Cavanaugh will make $300,000 in 2016-17; $309,000 in '17-18; $318,270 in '18-19; $327,818 in '19-20 and $337,652 in '20-21.
Cavanaugh, 48, is set to begin his fourth season with the Huskies and has guided the program through the transition to Hockey East.
Last season, UConn finished in eighth place and earned its first home playoff series where it was swept by Vermont. After the season, forward Tage Thompson became the first UConn hockey player to be drafted in the first round of the NHL draft.
Cavanaugh became coach on May 8, 2013. His...