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