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Ducks name Dallas Eakins as head coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Anaheim Ducks named Dallas Eakins as their new head coach on Monday. He is now the team’s 10th head coach in team history.

Eakins receives a promotion, as he was the San Diego Gulls Head Coach. The Gulls are the Ducks AHL affiliate.

Hockey head coach Dallas Eakins looking on during a game
Dallas Eakins looking on during a game (Photo by the Anaheim Ducks)

“Dallas is an outstanding head coach who has worked well with our players since joining the organization four years ago,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “He is a tremendous leader and strategist, and deserves this opportunity.”

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He replaces Murray, who served as the team’s interim Head Coach and GM. Murray replaced Randy Carlyle after he was fired on February 10, 2019 following a 21-26-9 record.

This is Eakins second NHL Head Coaching job. He previously was the Edmonton Oilers Head Coach from 2013-2015.

With the Oilers, Eakins went 36-63-14 in 113 games. He was fired after 31 games of the 2014-15 season.

As the Gulls Head Coach, he went 154-95-23 record in four seasons. He also guided the team to three playoff appearances.

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“This is a tremendous honor for my family,” said Eakins. “I am truly humbled. It was a privilege to serve as head coach of the San Diego Gulls during our first four seasons, and I look forward to build off that success here in Anaheim.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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