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Ducks Name Preston Assistant Coach

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks have named Rich Preston as an assistant coach. Preston joins Head Coach Bruce Boudreau, Assistant Coaches Trent Yawney and Paul MacLean, and Video Coordinator Joe Piscotty on the Ducks coaching staff.

A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Preston has previously been an NHL assistant coach with Chicago (1991-1995), Calgary (1997-2000 & 2003-2009), and San Jose (2000-2003). He was the Head Coach for Regina of the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 1995-97 and the General Manager/Head Coach of Lethbridge (WHL) from 2009-13.

Preston played in the NHL from 1979-1987, appearing with the Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils. He played in 580 NHL games, scoring 127-164=291 points. He also played in the World Hockey Association (WHA), winning championships with the Houston Aeros (1974-1975) and Winnipeg Jets (1978-1979). Preston was also named the 1979 WHL Playoff MVP.

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