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Randy Carlyle Back With The Ducks

06/14/2016 at 12:17pm EDT

via the Anaheim Ducks,

The Ducks have named Randy Carlyle head coach. Carlyle returns to Anaheim as the team’s all-time winningest head coach, earning a 273-182-61 record from 2005-11. He also won a club-record 36 playoff games during his Anaheim tenure, made two trips to the Conference Finals (2006 & 2007) and become the first coach to lead a California team to the Stanley Cup (2007).
“A proven winner and motivator, Randy has expertly managed the bench throughout his coaching career,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “Our expectations are extremely high, and I believe Randy is the coach who can lead us to playoff success and our ultimate goal, the Stanley Cup.”

Carlyle, 60 (4/19/56), was originally named the seventh head coach in team history on Aug. 1, 2005 and led the Ducks to their first Stanley Cup championship, Pacific Division championship (2007) and five playoff appearances in six seasons (2005-09, 2011). Under Carlyle, the Ducks won 36 playoff games (36-26) and were 11-6 in playoff elimination games. Only one NHL coach had earned more postseason wins than Carlyle’s 36 from 2006-11 (Mike Babcock).

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to come back to Anaheim and rejoin the organization that gave me my first opportunity as an NHL head coach,” said Carlyle. “I’ve followed this team closely for the last couple of years and am familiar with the core group. I believe this team can win immediately and I can’t wait to get started.”

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