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Ducks Name Darryl Sutter Advisor to Coaching Staff

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The Ducks have named Darryl Sutter as advisor to the coaching staff. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Murray.

Sutter guided the Los Angeles Kings to a pair of Stanley Cup championships in 2012 and 2014, finishing with franchise-best 225 career wins (225-147-53). Sutter was previously the general manager of the Calgary Flames from 2003-10, and head coach from 2002-06, The Viking, Alberta native compiled a 107-73-30 regular-season record and an 18-15 mark in the postseason with the Flames. In 2003-04, he led Calgary to the Stanley Cup Final and a first-place finish (46-25-11, 103 points) in the Northwest Division.

Prior to his time in Calgary, Sutter served as the head coach of the San Jose Sharks for six seasons from 1997-03. Sutter began his coaching career with the Chicago Blackhawks, beginning as an assistant coach (1987-88), associate coach (1990-92), and then head coach (1992-93). In his first season as an NHL head coach, Sutter led Chicago to the best record in the Campbell Conference (47-25-12).

Sutter played 406 career National Hockey League (NHL) games with Chicago, recording 161-118=279 points and 288 penalty minutes. He scored 20-plus goals in five of his eight NHL seasons, including a career-high 40 goals in 1980-81. Sutter, who served as Chicago's team captain from 1982-85 and again from 1986-87, also had 24-19=43 points in 51 career playoff games.

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