Ducks Coa ches
T he winningest coach in Ducks history, Randy Carlyle led Anaheim to a
44-25-13 record for 101 points in 2017-18. The Ducks finished second
in the Pacific Division, tied for fourth in the Western Conference and tied
for eighth in the NHL.
The only person in NHL history to play 1,000 career NHL games and serve
as head coach for 850-or-more contests (1,055 games played/868 games
coached), Carlyle entered 2018-19 with a 454-308-106 all-time coaching
record with Anaheim and Toronto (2011-15). He became the 36th NHL
head coach all-time to reach the 400-win milestone on Mar. 12, 2017 vs.
Washington. Carlyle went on to earn his 452nd career NHL win on Apr. 4,
2018 vs. Minnesota to surpass Brian Sutter (451-417-160) for sole spot of
31st among NHL coaches all-time.
Carlyle reached several additional milestones during the 2017-18 regular
season, including passing Bob Berry (860) for 35th on the all-time games list
for NHL head coaches on Mar. 23, 2017 at Winnipeg. On Mar. 21, 2017 at
Calgary, he became the 32nd head coach to reach 1,000 all-time standings
points in a 4-0 Ducks victory. Carlyle also reached the 800-game milestone
on Nov. 4, 2017 at San Jose.
A native of Sudbury, Ontario, Carlyle was originally named the seventh
head coach in team history on Aug. 1, 2005. Completing his ninth season
as the head coach of the Ducks (2005-12, 2016-present) in 2017-18, Carlyle
improved his Anaheim record to 363-230-87 in 680 career games (ranked
first in franchise wins).
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In his return to Anaheim in 2016-17, Carlyle led the club to its fifth straight
Pacific Division title with a 46-23-13 record, 105 standings points and a .640
winning percentage. He then guided Anaheim to the conference finals for the
third time (2006, 2007 & 2017) in his Ducks tenure. He also led the team to
their first-ever Stanley Cup Championship in 2007. The Ducks have qualified
for the playoffs in seven of eight of Carlyle’s full seasons with the team. He
has a 46-37 postseason record with Anaheim, and is 27th all-time in playoff
wins as a head coach with 49.
Carlyle led the Ducks to a franchise-record fourth consecutive playoff
appearance in 2008-09 with a 42-33-7 record for 92 points. With a 4-2
series win over San Jose in the Western Conference Quarterfinals, the Ducks
became the fifth team to upset the NHL’s best regular season team (by
standings points) in the first round since the Expansion Era began (1967-68).
In his second season as an NHL head coach, Carlyle led the Ducks to
their first ever Stanley Cup championship. He also led the Ducks to their first
Pacific Division championship in 2006-07, compiling a regular-season record
of 48-20-14 for 110 points. The club set franchise records in most major
statistical categories, including wins, standings points and goals (254),
eclipsing marks the team set the previous season.
Carlyle guided the Ducks in his debut season as an NHL head coach to
playoff series wins vs. Calgary (seven games) and Colorado (four games)
before the club fell in the Conference Finals to Edmonton (five games)