The Anaheim Ducks have termed ex-Stanley Cup-winning head coach Darryl Sutter as an advisor to their coaching staff, executive vice president and general manager Bob Murray announced Tuesday.
Back in June, the Ducks hired Dallas Eakins as their new head coach, success Randy Carlyle, who was fired in February after a terrible 2-15-4 stretch in which Anaheim lost 12 straight games (0-8-4) from Dec. 18-Jan. 15. Murray served as interim coach for the remainder of the season, leading the Ducks into a 14-11-1 record to complete the season.
Sutter, who led the Los Angeles Kings into Stanley Cup championships in 2012 and 2014, finished with a franchise-best 225 career wins (225-147-53). He was fired in April 2017 after the Ducks missed the playoffs and has not served during the previous two seasons as a coach.
Sutter formerly was the head coach of the Calgary Flames 2002-06, serving as their general director from 2003-10, the San Jose Sharks (1997-2002) and the Chicago Blackhawks (1992-95).
He performed 406 career games with the Blackhawks, collecting 279 points (161 goals, 118 assists) over eight seasons.
–Field Level Media