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Carlyle adds assistant Dave Farrish to Maple Leafs bench

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle talks with players during second period action against the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal, March 3, 2012.

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Randy Carlyle's coaching staff is complete.

The Toronto Maple Leafs officially hired assistant Dave Farrish on Sunday.

Farrish won a Stanley Cup with Carlyle in Anaheim and was the new coach's hand-picked selection to join a staff that also includes assistants Scott Gordon and Greg Cronin.

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Carlyle replaced Ron Wilson behind the Leafs bench on Friday night and won his debut with the team a night later as Toronto beat Montreal 3-1.

Farrish spent seven seasons under Carlyle with the Ducks before getting fired in December.

The 55-year-old is a former NHL defenceman who brings more than 21 years of head coaching experience from the American Hockey League, International Hockey League and ECHL.

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