Ducks hire ex-Kings coach Sutter as adviser

The Anaheim Ducks have named ex-Stanley Cup-winning head coach Darryl Sutter as an adviser to their coaching staff, executive vice president and general manager Bob Murray announced Tuesday.

In June, the Ducks hired Dallas Eakins as their new head coach, succeeding 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 rest of the season, leading the Ducks to a 14-11-1 record to finish the season.

Sutter, who led the Los Angeles Kings to 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 for the second time in three years, and has not served as a coach during the past two seasons.

Sutter previously was the head coach of the Calgary Flames 2002-06, serving as their general manager from 2003-10, the San Jose Sharks (1997-2002) and the Chicago Blackhawks (1992-95).

He played 406 career games with the Blackhawks, collecting 279 points (161 goals, 118 assists) over eight seasons.

--Field Level Media