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Ducks Extend Contract of Head Coach Carlyle

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The Ducks have signed head coach Randy Carlyle to a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 NHL season plus an option for 2019-20. Carlyle was originally under contract with the Ducks through 2017-18. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed. In addition, Trent Yawney and Rich Preston will return next season as Assistant Coaches and Todd Marchant will return to his role as Director of Player Development and Special Projects.

"We made great strides this past season and clearly Randy was at the center of that," said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. "He's committed to this organization and to winning another Stanley Cup. Extending his contract was an easy decision for us."

Carlyle, 61 (4/19/56), led the Ducks to their fifth straight Pacific Division title after finishing with a 46-23-13 record, 105 standings points and a .640 winning percentage. Carlyle is the team's all-time winningest head coach, posting a 319-205-74 record in 598 career games. He has also won a club-record 46 playoff games during his Anaheim tenure, made three trips to the Conference Finals (2006, 2007 & 2017) and became the first coach to lead a California team to the Stanley Cup (2007). The Ducks are 46-32 in the playoffs with Carlyle behind the bench, having made the postseason in six of his seven full seasons with Anaheim (2005-06 through 2010-11 & 2016-17).

Carlyle (1,055 games played/786 games coached) and Bob Pulford (1,079 GP/829 GC) are the only two in NHL history to play 1,000 career NHL games and serve as head coach for 750 career contests. A native of Sudbury, Ontario, Carlyle was originally named the seventh head coach in team history on Aug. 1, 2005.

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