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Eakins Gets Extension, Wilford Named Assistant Coach, Miller Undergoes Surgery

The Ducks organization announced a flurry of updates this afternoon.

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The Ducks today announced multiple organizational updates relating to both the big club as well as the AHL-affiliated San Diego Gulls.

Dallas Eakins, head coach of the Gulls since their inception 3 years ago, has been signed to a multi-year contract extension. Per club policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Eakins has led the Gulls to a 118-71-10-5 record with 2 Calder Cup Playoff appearances in that span. Eakins has long been considered to be an integral part of a Ducks development system many in the hockey world see as one of the better ones in the NHL.

The team also announced the promotion of Marty Wilford from Eakins’ side behind the bench to Carlyle’s side as Anaheim’s newest assistant coach, replacing the recently departed Trent Yawney.

Wilford had spent the past 3 seasons in San Diego as an assistant, and was previously an assistant with both the Syracuse Crunch and Norfolk Admirals, all with the Ducks organization.

Finally, the team announced that goaltender Ryan Miller underwent wrist surgery last Friday to remove a bone fragment. The team says that Miller should be fully recovered and ready to resume offseason training in six weeks.