Ducks bring back Randy Carlyle, franchise's winningest coach, for second stint
Meet the new boss ... same as the old boss!
The Anaheim Ducks, hoping to regain the winning ways they endured under Randy Carlyle, have brought back the franchise's all-time winningest coach, the Ducks announced on Tuesday.
From 2005-11, Carlyle went 273-182-61 and posted a club-record 36 playoff games during his tenure. During that time, the Ducks made two trips to the Conference Finals (2006 & 2007) and also won the 2007 Stanley Cup.
#NHLDucks Bob Murray on Carlyle: "I believe Randy is the coach who can lead us to playoff success & our ultimate goal, the Stanley Cup."— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) June 14, 2016
"A proven winner and motivator, Randy has expertly managed the bench throughout his coaching career," said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray in a statement. "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."
Great hire!!Welcome back @AnaheimDucks sir Randy Carlyle! Who remember what happened 2007??! How about Stanley cup Again 2017?! Can't wait..— Teemu Selanne (@TeemuSel8nne) June 14, 2016
"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' wait to get started."
Following his first stint with the Ducks, Carlyle moved on Toronto where he had been since 2011.