The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Jacques Martin senior advisor of hockey operations, the club announced today.
From the press release:
His duties will include monitoring NHL games, with an emphasis on Eastern Conference teams, assessing how the Penguins compare to the competition. He will report his information to general manager Jim Rutherford.
Martin, who spent last season as an assistant coach on the Penguins’ staff, has won 613 games and made 12 playoff appearances in 17 seasons as a NHL head coach. He won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s ‘most outstanding coach’ with Ottawa in 1999 and was a finalist for the award on three other occasions.
Martin was not fired along with assistants Tony Granato and Todd Reirden when Mike Johnston was hired in June to replace Dan Bylsma as the Penguins’ head coach. At the time, the team said Martin would “remain with the club in a yet-to-be-determined capacity.”