Leafs coach Ron Wilson gets contract extension

By the Associated Press | December 25, 2011 | 3:12 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Maples Leafs coach Ron Wilson has gotten his Christmas wish.

Two days after hinting on Twitter of his desire for a new contract, Wilson says the team has given him an extension.

Wilson tweeted Sunday morning: "'He came! He came!' Remember saying that as a little kid? Well he did: I got a new Red Ryder BB gun and a contract extension!"

The team did not immediately respond to an email seeking confirmation of the deal.

The 56-year-old coach was in the final season of a four-year contract. The Leafs are sixth in the Eastern Conference.