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Ex-Ducks, Oilers coach Eakins hired by Germany's Adler Mannheim

Dallas Eakins Dallas Eakins - The Canadian Press

Former Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins will be continuing his career overseas. 

Eakins was hired Monday as the new head coach and athletic director of Adler Mannheim in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

The 56-year-old was let go by the Ducks last summer after missing the playoffs for a fourth straight season with the team. Eakins, who also 36-63-14 in a season and a half with the Oilers from 2013-15, has a career record of 136-210-58 as an NHL head coach.

A 10th-round pick of the Washington Capitals in the 1985 draft, Eakins appeared in 120 NHL games over 10 seasons as player, posting a nine assists. The defenceman spent time with seven different franchises including the Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs.