Anaheim Ducks Rumors: Top 3 Candidates For Head Coaching Position

The Anaheim Ducks are one of the teams along for a ride on the coaching carousel this spring, though not many names have surfaced thus far connected to them. Now, according to NHL Insider Frank Seravalli, he's got word on three names that have emerged from the slew of contenders in Anaheim:

Andrew Brunette 

With Lindy Ruff apparently set to continue on as head coach with the New Jersey Devils, his assistant, with a ready-made NHL head coaching resume is quite likely looking to move on to find another head coaching position. After all, he led the Florida Panthers to the President's Trophy in 2021-22 after taking over from the deposed Joel Quenneville, coaching them to a 51-18-6 record.  

Spencer Carbery

An assistant to Sheldon Keefe with the Toronto Maple Leafs these past couple of seasons, Carbery has been coaching since he was 29, back in the ECHL in 2011. He led the Hershey Bears of the AHL to the top record in the league in 2020-21 with a 24-7-2 mark, a .758 winning percentage. 

Mike Vellucci

An assistant in Pittsburgh to Mike Sullivan since 2020, Vellucci, 56, coached for 13 seasons in the OHL and has a Calder Cup championship under his belt from 2018-19 as the bench boss for the Charlotte Checkers. With a career working on developing young players, he could be ideal for the young Ducks.

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