Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Placed on Minnesota Reserve List prior to Minnesota-Cleveland Dispersal Draft, June 14, 1978. Transferred to Los Angeles by Minnesota with Steve Jensen and Dave Gardner as compensation for Minnesota's signing of free agent Gary Sargent, July 15, 1978
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