Ducks Sign Carlyle to Extension

The Anaheim Ducks are showing faith in their head coach by signing him to a two-year contract extension.

Randy Carlyle, who coached the Duckies to their Stanley Cup Championship in 2007, inked a deal today that will keep him in the sun for the next two seasons. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Carlyle had one year left on his current contract and is now signed up until 2010-2011.

Randy was hired in August 2005 as the seventh coach in Ducks history. Now 52, he has led the Ducks to a franchise record three consecutive trips to the post-season. They have won six of their eight playoff series during that time, which leaves them tied with the Detroit Red Wings for the best in the NHL.

“This extension means a lot to me and my family that we have three more years to get the job done here,” Carlyle said. “We’ve had some success. It’s been a working environment that’s been very easy for me and my family to join. I think that’s the most important thing, that there’s a huge comfort zone with the job that I have in Anaheim.”

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