Michigan State University announced on Thursday morning that they have given second-year head hockey Adam Nightingale a five-year contract extension, which takes effect next school year.

According to the MSU news release, which you can read in its entirety here:

"Nightingale's five-year rollover contract includes non-performance related compensation of $700K in year one. This includes a base salary of $600K and supplemental compensation of $100K in the first year. Beginning in year two, the supplemental compensation will increase by $25K from the previous year. Nightingale is also entitled to a $100K retention bonus every two years beginning Sept. 30, 2024 (provided he has served continuously as the head hockey coach for 24 consecutive months immediately preceding Sept. 30 of the calendar year in which the bonus will be paid). The contract also includes an increased salary pool for assistants and hockey staff."

MSU Athletic Director Alan Haller had this to say about Thursday's announcement:

"Spartan hockey has a proud history of excellence, and we are currently witnessing the latest chapter of success. A couple months ago, Adam and I started having conversations surrounding him and his staff and how best to continue the resurgence of the program. With the new contract, we're taking steps to ensure stability and the opportunity for success for many years to come."

Nightingale has led the Spartans to their first-ever Big Ten regular season championship this season with a 22-9-3 overall record (16-6-2 in the Big Ten).  State is the number 1 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Men's Hockey Tournament, set to begin this coming weekend.  The Spartans will play in the tournament semifinals on March 16th at Munn Ice Arena against an opponent to be determined.

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