The Stars are bringing Ken Hitchcock back for a second tour of duty.

The official announcement isn't expected until Thursday, but sources confirmed to ESPN that the veteran bench boss will be unveiled as the Stars' next head coach.

Hitchcock, 65, coached for parts of seven seasons in Dallas, leading the Stars to their lone Stanley Cup championship in 1999. He will replace Lindy Ruff, who was fired Monday after the Stars missed the playoffs this season.