Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, September 2, 1992. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 11, 1993. Traded to Toronto by San Jose with San Jose's 5th round choice (Peter Cava) in 1996 Entry Draft for Todd Gill, June 14, 1996. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 29, 1998.
We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.
— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff