As the Anaheim Ducks
battle for first place in the Pacific Division, both their coach and senior vice president received one-year contract extensions Tuesday.
The contracts of Randy Carlyle
, who has been behind the bench for Anaheim since the 2005-06 season, and David McNab, in his 18th season in the Ducks' front office and his 33rd in the NHL, were set to expire after the 2010-11 campaign.
The 54-year-old Carlyle led the Ducks to their first Stanley Cup championship (2007), Pacific Division championship (2007) and a franchise-record four consecutive trips to the postseason from 2005-09. Under his guidance, Anaheim has won more playoff games (34) since 2005-06 than any other team with the exception of Detroit (48) and Pittsburgh (38). Carlyle has the most wins and highest winning percentage in Ducks history, compiling a 235-152-56 record in 443 games (.594 winning percentage).
"Randy has done a terrific job for us over the last six seasons," said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray
. "His record speaks for itself and we are pleased to have him leading our club going forward."
An original member of the Ducks, McNab served as assistant general manager for 14 seasons prior to his appointment to his current title in November 2008. McNab's duties include overseeing all aspects of player development, having an expertise on the Collective Bargaining Agreement and its relationship to the salary cap in the NHL, contract and arbitration negotiation, player evaluation and scouting.
"David's longevity with the organization speaks to his character, talent and unwavering commitment to the team," Murray said. "He's a critical part of our hockey operations staff and will continue to be in the future."