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Randy Carlyle

Born:April 19, 1956Draft:1976, Maple Leafs, 30th Overall
Hometown:Sudbury, OntarioPosition:Defence
Known For:Stanley Cup Winning Coach (Ducks)Shoots/Catches:Left
National Team:Canada

Randolph Robert Carlyle (born April 19, 1956) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the former head coach of the National Hockey League (NHL)’s Toronto Maple Leafs and the Anaheim Ducks. He won the Stanley Cup in 2007 with the Ducks during his first stint with the team. As a player, Carlyle dressed for over 1,000 games between the Maple LeafsPittsburgh Penguins and Winnipeg Jets, winning the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s best defenceman in the 1980–81 season and serving as a captain of both the Penguins and Jets.

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Randy Carlyle Winnipeg Jets
Randy Carlyle, Winnipeg Jets, Feb. 15, 1992 (Photo by Graig Abel Collection/Getty Images)

Deeper Dive

Coaching the Anaheim Ducks to the Stanley Cup

On August 1, 2005, Carlyle was hired as head coach of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Carlyle led the team to a 43–27–12 record, earning a 2006 playoff berth. In the post-season, the Mighty Ducks would be eliminated by the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference final.

The Mighty Ducks rebranded themselves as the Anaheim Ducks in 2006–07, and the club finished with a 48–20–14 record, winning their first division title in franchise history, and with it the second seed in the Western Conference. In the 2007 playoffs, the Ducks defeated the Minnesota Wild, Vancouver Canucks and Detroit Red Wings, earning a spot in the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals. In the final round against the Ottawa Senators, the Ducks would defeat Ottawa in five games to win their first Stanley Cup in team history.

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Anaheim Ducks Randy Carlyle
Anaheim Ducks coach Randy Carlyle (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

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