Mike Stothers enters his first season as assistant coach with the Ducks in 2021-22.
Stothers most recently won a gold medal as an Assistant Coach for Canada at the 2021 U-18 World Championship. He previously spent six seasons as Head Coach of the Los Angeles Kings' AHL affiliate in Ontario (2015-20) and Manchester (2014-15), leading the Monarchs to a Calder Cup Championship in 2015 while being named the AHL Coach of the Year. He guided the Reign and Monarchs to a 220-137-48 record and four postseason appearances.
He spent three NHL seasons as an Assistant Coach with Atlanta Thrashers (2010-11) and Philadelphia Flyers (2000-01). He served as Head Coach of the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League (2011-14) and the Owen Sound Attack of the OHL from 2002-07. He also was the Head Coach of Grand Rapids (AHL) in 2007-08.
Stothers began his coaching career as a player/Assistant Coach with the Hershey Bears in 1991-92 and served as Assistant Coach from 1992-96. He served in the same role with the Philadelphia Phantoms in 1996-00, helping the club to a Calder Cup championship in 1998.
Selected by Philadelphia in the first round (21st overall) of the 1980 NHL Draft, Stothers recorded two assists (0-2=2) in 30 career NHL games with Philadelphia and Toronto from 1984-88. He also skated in five Stanley Cup Playoff Games with the Flyers, including the 1987 Stanley Cup Final. The defensemen appeared in 671 career AHL games with the Maine Mariners (1981-84), Hershey Bears (1984-88 and 1988-92) and New Market Saints (1987-88), scoring 36-106=144 points and 1,840 penalty minutes. He won a Calder Cup championship with Maine in 1984.