Randy Carlyle, born in Sudbury, Ont. played 17 seasons in the NHL from 1976-93 after being drafted in the second round (30th overall) in the 1976 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs and playing his first two seasons there before a trade to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Carlyle won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenceman and was a First Team All-Star for Pittsburgh in 1980-81 after posting an 83-point (16G, 67A) season.
Carlyle was traded to the Winnipeg Jets on March 5/84 and played with the club until his retirement in 1993, serving as the co-captain in 1989-90 and 1990-91. He played 564 games for Jets, the most of any Jets 1.0 defenceman, and posted 306 points (80G, 226A) for the club.
Following his retirement as a player, Carlyle became an assistant coach for the Jets serving on the Manitoba Moose coaching staff as both an assistant and head coach in two separate stints. He was also an assistant coach with the Washington Capitals before serving two tenures as head coach of the Anaheim Ducks and parts of four seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. His coaching career featured three NHL Conference Final visits, culminating in the 2007 Stanley Cup win with Anaheim.
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