The Anaheim Ducks are set to announce the hiring of Dallas Eakins as their new head coach, according to multiple reports Sunday.
The announcement could come as soon as Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Eakins, 52, is currently head coach of the Ducks' American Hockey League affiliate, the San Diego Gulls. He has led the team since 2015, with the Gulls going 36-24-5 last season before ultimately falling in the third round of the Calder Cup playoffs.
Eakins also has NHL coaching experience, leading the Edmonton Oilers to a 36-63-14 record from 2013-15. He played for eight teams across a 10-year NHL playing career as a defenseman, scoring no goals and two assists.
Eakins replaces Randy Carlyle, who was fired as Ducks coach in February. General manager Bob Murray served as interim coach for the rest of the season.
Anaheim was sixth in the Pacific Division at 35-37-10 last season. The Ducks missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2011-12 campaign.
--Field Level Media
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