ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -Anaheim Ducks coach Randy Carlyle signed a one-year extension Wednesday to guide the Stanley Cup champions through the 2008-09 season.
``Randy has been the perfect fit for this organization with his hardworking, aggressive style,'' Ducks general manager Brian Burke said Wednesday. ``He has been a major factor in the success we've had the past two seasons.''
The Ducks became the first California team to win the Cup when they finished off the Ottawa Senators 4-1 in the championship series last week.
Anaheim won its first Pacific Division championship with a 48-20-14 record for 110 points, setting franchise records in several statistical categories including wins, standings points and goals.
The Ducks have a regular-season record of 91-47-26 since Carlyle was hired in 2005.
Anaheim beat Minnesota, Vancouver and Detroit to reach the Stanley Cup finals for the second time. They lost to New Jersey in seven games in the 2003 finals.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Blackhawks vs. Panthers Prediction Are the Blackhawks a good bet to beat the Panthers tonight when the two clash at 7:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Stars vs. Sharks Prediction Will the Dallas Stars pull off the upset tonight as a home underdog versus the San Jose Sharks at 8:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Hosts still pushing for playoff spot   Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews snapped a seven-game goalless drought when he potted his 32nd marker of the season Saturday. Can Ontario’s darling carry that...
Thumbnail Laine, visitors aim to extend Minny's skid   A season that started so promisingly for the Wild is spinning out of control down the stretch. Can Bruce Boudreau’s troops find a way to right themselves...
Thumbnail Defending champs overcoming health issues Washington’s recent slide has provided a glimmer of hope for Pittsburgh in the Metropolitan Division race. But can the Pens avoid a letdown tonight against...

NHL Team Pages