Anaheim Ducks hire Dallas Eakins as head coach

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Anaheim Ducks hire Dallas Eakins as head coach
Anaheim Ducks hire Dallas Eakins as head coach

Anaheim Ducks hire Dallas Eakins as head coach Dallas Eakins was named the Anaheim Ducks' coach on Monday, moving up from their AHL affiliate in San Diego for his second chance behind an NHL bench. The Ducks filled the NHL's last head coaching vacancy with the veteran coach who spent the past four seasons with the Gulls, leading them to the AHL's Western Conference Finals this season. The 52-year-old former NHL defenseman has worked extensively with the homegrown talent that currently fills much of the Ducks' roster. Eakins replaces Ducks general manager Bob Murray, who stepped behind the bench for the final 26 games of the season after firing Randy Carlyle. Anaheim went 14-11-1 under Murray,

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