Anaheim Ducks Hire New Head Coach

The Anaheim Ducks have made a significant move by appointing Greg Cronin as their 11th head coach in franchise history.

This marks Cronin's first role as an NHL head coach, following his extensive experience as an assistant coach in the NCAA and AHL.

Known for his attention to detail and development of young players, Cronin brings a diverse coaching background to the Ducks, having previously worked with the New York Islanders and the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL.

He also had a successful stint as a head coach at Northeastern University, where he received the Hockey East Coach of the Year award in 2008-09.

Cronin's hiring comes after the Ducks decided not to renew Dallas Eakins' contract following a disappointing season. Eakins' tenure saw the team struggle to make an impact in the Pacific Division, resulting in five consecutive seasons without a playoff appearance.

With the desire for a fresh start and a focus on rebuilding, the Ducks hope that Cronin's appointment will rejuvenate their efforts and establish a strong foundation for future success.

Cronin's expertise in developing young talent is seen as a perfect fit for Anaheim's youthful roster. With players like Trevor Zegras, Troy Terry, and Mason McTavish, the Ducks have a promising group of players to nurture and develop.

The team's strong farm system and the upcoming second overall pick in the NHL draft also present an opportunity to add more talent to the roster.

With Cronin at the helm, the Ducks aim to improve their defense and maximize the potential of their young players.

The organization believes that his teaching abilities and experience working with young talent will contribute to the team's growth and competitiveness. Photo Credit:  John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports