Signed as a free agent by Toronto, August 20, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 20, 1997. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 24, 1998. Claimed by Atlanta from NY Islanders in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999. Traded to Philadelphia by Atlanta with Atlanta's 3rd (later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Tyler Redenbach) and 7th (later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Joe Pavelski) round choices in 2003 Entry Draft for Francis Lessard, March 15, 2002.
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