Jul 3, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT
Darcy Regier is back in the NHL.
The former Buffalo general manager — the longest-tenured (16 years) in franchise history — has been hired in Arizona to serve as Don Maloney’s assistant, the club announced on Thursday.
Regier will also serve as the Coyotes’ senior vice president.
“We are very pleased Darcy has decided to join us in Arizona,” Maloney said in a statement. “Darcy adds intelligence and experience to our management team. The wealth of knowledge he has garnered as a long time General Manager in the National Hockey League is invaluable to us.
“He is a great addition to our staff.”
The Regier-Maloney reunion has long been rumored. Regier worked under Maloney in the early 90s with the Islanders organization, and was quickly identified as a possible replacement after the Coyotes’ ex-assistant GM, Brad Treliving, took the head job in Calgary.
Regier had been out of work since being fired in Buffalo in November of last year.
- Fanspeak: Dominik Hasek voted greatest Sabre in franchise history 20
- Is Colorado’s rise a fair example of what might happen in Buffalo? 5
- It’s Buffalo Sabres day on PHT 19
- Gomez goes full circle by rejoining Devils on tryout basis 12
- Under Pressure: Jimmy Howard 6
- Looking to make the leap: Anthony Mantha 21
- It’s Detroit Red Wings day on PHT 24
- Under Pressure: Nathan Horton 8
- Will Johansen be the latest Overhardt holdout? 25
- It’s Columbus Blue Jackets day on PHT 17