Trevor Daley Returns To Pittsburgh


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Trevor Daley announced his decision to begin his post-playing career by returning to the Penguins as a hockey operations advisor.

Daley will assist in player evaluations at both the NHL and minor league levels and help the coaching staff during games.

General Manager Jim Rutherford said "In addition to being a Stanley Cup champion with us, he left us with a great impression due to his professional demeanor and quiet leadership qualities. Those traits, along with his desire to want to learn about the business side of the NHL, made him a great candidate to join our staff."

Daley scored 89 goals to go with 220 assists in 1,058 games with Dallas, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Chicago. The Penguins acquired him during the 2015-16 season and his arrival was part of a mid-season makeover that propelled Pittsburgh to the franchise's fourth Stanley Cup. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby handed Daley, who did not play during the Cup Final because of an ankle injury, the Cup shortly after the Penguins clinched so Daley could honor his mother, Trudy, who had cancer at the time. She died nine days later.

"One of my mom's last images of me being on the ice," Daley said. "It's something I'll never forget." Daley won another Cup with Pittsburgh the following year before finishing up his career with three seasons in Detroit. He scored 41 points (11 goals, 30 assists) in 109 regular-season games and added 11 points (two goals, nine assists) in 36 playoff games with the Penguins. He met with Rutherford while considering his future, and their chat eased his mind about moving to the front office.

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