Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle got the long-term job security the club felt he rightfully deserved on Monday by signing a new three-year contract that will take him through the 2013-14 NHL season. Carlyle was under contract for the coming season, but that is now included in his three-year pact.
"Randy has been invaluable to this club over the last six years," Ducks Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Murray said in a statement. "He has been a true leader through thick and thin, and we are very pleased to be able to reward him with this well-deserved contract."
Carlyle, who is entering his seventh season as the Ducks' coach, has reached the playoffs in five of his first six seasons, winning the Stanley Cup and Pacific Division regular-season title in 2007. Only Mike Babcock has won more postseason games than Carlyle (55-36) over the past six seasons.
Under Carlyle, the Ducks are 266-169-57 in 492 regular-season games. His 266 wins and .599 winning percentage are both tops in franchise history.
Anaheim reached the Western Conference playoffs as the fourth seed with 99 points (47-30-5) this past season. The Ducks went 15-5 over the final 20 games despite not having goalie Jonas Hiller. Corey Perry took home the Hart Trophy after leading the League with 50 goals and finishing third with 98 points.
"I'm very grateful to be able to continue coaching the Ducks into the future," Carlyle said. "The Samuelis have laid a great foundation for success in Southern California both on and off the ice, and my family and I are happy to be a part of it."