Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, October 6, 2011. Re-assigned to Colorado by Buffalo, November 6, 2013. Traded to Los Angeles by Buffalo with Brayden McNabb and Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Alex Lintuniemi) in 2014 Entry Draft and Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (previously acquired) 2015 Entry Draft for Nicolas Deslauriers and Hudson Fasching, March 5, 2014.
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