Ducks give Carlyle 1-year extension through 2018-19

Posted: 03/06/2017 in NHL, Sports
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Randy Carlyle won’t be a lame duck next season.

The Anaheim Ducks signed the head coach to a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 campaign with an option for 2019-20, the club announced Friday.

Carlyle guided the Ducks to the Western Conference Final after leading them to their fifth consecutive Pacific Division title in his first season back behind the Anaheim bench.

He told reporters on a post-extension conference call Friday night that his new deal was actually triggered by an option in his original contract based on playoff performance criteria, according to Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times.

Carlyle is the franchise’s all-time leader in coaching wins with 319 victories in 598 regular-season games, 516 of which came in his first stint with the organization from 2005 to 2011.

The Ducks also announced Friday that assistant coaches Trent Yawney and Rich Preston will also be back next season, as will Todd Marchant, the team’s director of player development and special projects.


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