The Ducks have announced that they have signed head coach Randy Carlyle to a new 3-year contract. Carlyle was already under contract through the upcoming 2011-2012 season. The new deal has restructured the final year of the previous agreement and added two more years, locking up the Ducks’ head coaching position through the 2013-2014 season.
Carlyle joined the Ducks in 2005 and has led the team to 5 playoff appearances in 6 seasons, including the team’s first Pacific Division Championship and Stanley Cup Championship in 2007. In that time frame, only the Detroit Red Wings‘ Mike Babcock has more playoff victories than Carlyle’s 36.
Carlyle holds the Ducks’ head coaching record for most wins and the highest winning percentage with a 266-169-57 record and a .599 win percentage.
Before becoming a coach, Carlyle played 17 NHL seasons as a defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Winnipeg Jets. In 1,055 games, the four-time NHL All-Star scored 148-499=647 points. In 1981, Carlyle won the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman.
Carlyle was teammates with Teemu Selanne in 1992-1993 when they both played for the Jets.
Read the official release of Carlyle’s new contract here.