Anaheim Ducks hire coach Randy Carlyle -- 4 1/2 years after firing him

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks re-hired Randy Carlyle on Tuesday, welcoming back the franchise's only Stanley Cup-winning coach 4 1/2 years after firing him.

Carlyle replaces Bruce Boudreau, who replaced Carlyle on Nov. 30, 2011, early in Carlyle's seventh season in charge of the Ducks.

The 60-year-old Carlyle led the Ducks to the 2007 Stanley Cup title during parts of seven seasons in charge, going 273-182-61 and becoming the winningest coach in franchise history.

Boudreau went 208-104-40 in Anaheim while winning the past four Pacific Division titles and falling one game short of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. He was still fired by general manager Bob Murray on April 29 after Nashville eliminated the Ducks, who lost a Game 7 on home ice for the fourth consecutive season.