Randy Carlyle has reached a great milestone in his career, by coaching his 500th game. Unfortunately, the Ducks lost to the Blackhawks. Every one of those games has been with our beloved Anaheim Ducks.
Before becoming the Ducks head coach for the 2005-2006 season, Carlyle bounced around between several teams. He was the head coach of the a Manitoba Moose (Vancouver’s AHL team), and was an assistant coach of the Vancouver Canucks for two years.
He joined the Ducks on August first of 2005 and led the newly revamped Ducks to a deep playoff run. There has been a ton of dislike on Carlyle, but I believe he has done great work with the Ducks.
Here’s what he’s done for the Ducks since taking over:
- One Stanley Cup
- The Ducks first division title
- The best season in franchise history (2006-2007), with 110 points
- 5 playoff runs in the last 6 seasons
- 5 out of the 6 seasons have been 90+ point seasons (2 of those were 100+).
- In 1998–99 he was named the IHL’s General Manager of the Year
- Leads the Ducks coaching franchise in wins with 270
- Compiled a 270-175-62 all time record with the Ducks
- As well as a 36-26 post-season record