(St. Paul) — Dean Evason is now the Minnesota Wild’s full-time head coach. Wild general manager Bill Guerin announced the decision Monday morning, saying that Evason signed a two-year contract extension through the 2022 season. Since February, Evason has been serving as the interim head coach.

“Dean has done a fantastic job as our interim head coach and deserves this opportunity,” Guerin said, in a statement. “I look forward to watching our team under his leadership going forward.”

Evason, a former NHL player, joined the Wild in 2018 as an assistant to former head coach Bruce Boudreau.