Trevor Daley's steadying presence on the blue line helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win consecutive Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. The team hopes Daley can make the same impact in a different capacity as a hockey operations adviser.
The 37-year-old Daley announced his retirement after 16 seasons on Monday in conjunction with his decision to begin his post-playing career by returning to the Penguins.
The team said Daley will assist in player evaluations at both the NHL and minor league levels and help the coaching staff during games.
In addition to Daley's hire, the Penguins announced Monday that they fired assistant general manager Jason Karmanos. Sam Ventura, the team's director of hockey research, will assume Karmanos' duties on an interim basis.