The Anaheim Ducks have signed head coach Randy Carlyle to a one-year contract extension through the 2011-12 NHL season, the club announced on Tuesday.
“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.”
Carlyle was named the seventh head coach in team history on Aug. 1, 2005 and has since 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.
The 54-year-old coach has the most wins and highest winning percentage in Ducks history, compiling a 235-152-56 record in 443 career NHL games (.594 winning percentage).
Carlyle led the Ducks to a franchise-record fourth consecutive playoff appearance in 2008-09 with a 42-33-7 record for 92 points, ranking second in the Pacific Division and eighth in the Western Conference.
In the most memorable season in team history, Carlyle guided the Ducks to their first ever Stanley Cup championship in 2007. Helping Anaheim become the first California team to win hockey’s ultimate prize, Carlyle also led Anaheim to its first Pacific Division championship in 2006-07, compiling a regular season record of 48-20-14 for 110 points. The club set franchise records in most major statistical categories, including wins, standings points and goals (254) – eclipsing marks the team set in 2005-06.
In his first year as an NHL head coach in 2005-06, Carlyle took the Ducks to the 2006 Western Conference Finals following series wins over Calgary and Colorado. Anaheim’s playoff run followed the then best regular season performance in team history, establishing club records in wins (43), points (98) and goals scored (251).