Randy Carlyle

Randy Carlyle

About Randy Carlyle

Randolph Robert Carlyle (born April 19, 1956) is a former ice hockey defenceman and current head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was raised in Azilda, just northwest of Sudbury, Ontario. He won the Stanley Cup in 2007 with his previous team, the Anaheim Ducks. Carlyle was drafted by the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft, 30th overall. He was also drafted by the Cincinnati Stingers in the 1976 WHA Amateur Draft, seventh overall. Carlyle played 17 seasons in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins and Winnipeg Jets. He appeared in 1055 games and earned 647 points. Known as a fiery, tough-nosed defenceman, he was selected to play in four NHL All-Star Games, winning the Norris Trophy as the leagues top defenceman in 1981. At the conclusion of his playing career in 1993, Carlyle remained with the Jets organization, eventually becoming an assistant coach for the 199596 season.

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