Anaheim Ducks fire coach Randy Carlyle

February 10, 2019

The Anaheim Ducks announced today that Head Coach Randy Carlyle has been relieved of his duties.  General Manager Bob Murray will take over as interim Head Coach for the remainder of the regular season.

The firing came in the midst of a 12-game losing streak that included multiple blowout losses, as the team has struggled with injuries and an aging roster this year.

“We thank Randy for everything he has done for the organization,” said Murray. “Leading the team to a Stanley Cup and three conference final appearances, he has accomplished so much in Anaheim. Difficult decisions need to be made when times are tough, and our play has clearly been unacceptable. We have a tradition of success in Anaheim and we need to get back to that.”

The winningest coach in Ducks history, Carlyle led Anaheim to a Stanley Cup Championship in 2007 and three appearances in the Western Conference Final (2006, 2007, 2017). Carlyle led the Ducks to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in seven of eight of his full seasons with the team. He owned a 46-37 postseason record with Anaheim, and ranks 27th all-time in playoff wins as a head coach with 49. Originally named the seventh head coach in team history on Aug. 1, 2005, Carlyle went 384-256-96 in 736 games with the Ducks.

A three-time finalist for NHL General Manager of the Year (won in 2013-14), Murray has posted a 509-374-130 record in 1,013 NHL games as General Manager for Anaheim and Chicago. Murray is the longest serving and winningest GM in club history with a 445-279-101 record in 825 games. As a player, Murray appeared in 1,008 NHL games (all with Chicago), scoring 132-382=514 points. He is the fifth person in NHL history to both play and manage (GM) 1,000 career regular season NHL games.

By Staff of and news services

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