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The Ducks have named Richard Clune assistant coach.

Clune, 37, comes to the Ducks organization after two seasons in various coaching roles with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He will begin his post-playing career in 2022 as a player development coach and join the Toronto Marlies as an assistant coach on Nov. 29, 2023. In his first season as a bench player after joining in the middle of the 2023-24 season, Clune helped the Marlies to a Calder Cup playoff berth. The Marlies posted a 26-21-8 record after he joined as an assistant coach and dramatically improved the power play from 13.0% (10-77) when he arrived to 21.9% (43-196) in the remaining 55 games.

As a player, Clune helped the Toronto Marlies to the 2018 Calder Cup title and finished his playing career as the club's captain in 2020-21 and 2021-22. He also served as an alternate captain in his five previous seasons with the club.

Originally selected by the Dallas Stars in the third round (71st overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft, Clune posted 7-15 = 22 points with 327 penalty minutes (PIM) in 139 NHL games with Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto. The Toronto, Ontario native also appeared in 593 AHL games with Toronto, Milwaukee, Manchester and Iowa, posting 57-94 = 151 points and 1,607 PIM.

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