Former Penguin Trevor Daley retires, joins Pens front office

The 2x Cup champ is now a hockey operations advisor for Jim Rutherford
Trevor Daley
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After a 16-year career in the NHL, former Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley has retired from the NHL but is joining Pittsburgh in a new front office role.

Daley, who won two Stanley Cup Championships with the Penguins, is now a hokcey operations advisor.

Daley will report directly to general manager Jim Rutherford, “assisting in player evaluations at the NHL and AHL level, as well as acting as an ‘eye in the sky’ for the coach staff during games,” a press release explained.

“First, I would like to congratulate Trevor on an incredibly successful 16-year career,” said Rutherford. “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.”

In addition to two seasons in Pittsburgh, Daley also played in Dallas, Chicago and ended his career in Detroit.

The 37-year-old played in 1,058 career games, only 13 other players active in the NHL have played in more regular season games.

It’s the latest move as the Penguins shake up their front office.

Earlier on Monday, it was announced assistant general manager Jason Karmanos was let go.