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Darryl Sutter to join Anaheim Ducks as coaching staff advisor

The former two-time Stanley Cup Champion coach of the LA Kings joins Bob Murray’s staff.

Los Angeles Kings v Minnesota Wild Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The Anaheim Ducks announced today that they have hired Darryl Sutter as an advisor to the coaching staff.

Darryl Sutter guided the Los Angeles Kings to two Stanley Cup Championships in 2012 and 2014 and complied a career record of 634-467-101-83 across 18 seasons between the Kings, Flames, Sharks, and Blackhawks, having last coached in 2016-2017.

Sutter’s teams (particularly the Kings), while not offensively dominant, were known for being some of the highest possession and responsibly defensive teams in the NHL. They focused on puck movement and shot volume before a majority of the NHL caught on, making Los Angeles a difficult matchup for almost any team on a given night.

Sutter will have the opportunity to advise new head coach Dallas Eakins in his first season behind the bench in Anaheim, along with assistants Marty Wilford, Rick Preston, and Mark Morrison.

Other than his announced role as coaching staff advisor, the specifics of Sutter’s day-to-day duties is unknown at this time.