The San Jose Sharks are bringing back franchise great Patrick Marleau to serve as a player development coach and hockey operations adviser.

The Sharks announced Marleau's return Friday, saying he will work with players on the Sharks and the AHL's San Jose Barracuda while also serving as an adviser to general manager Mike Grier.

"I'm looking forward to working with our players on the ice to help them reach their full potential and sharing the knowledge I have garnered from playing 23 years in the National Hockey League," Marleau said in a statement. "I'm also eager to work with Mike and his staff, and to continuing to learn about the game and business side of hockey."