Mayers returning to ‘Hawks in front office role

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Jamal Mayers, who played in 100 games with Chicago and won a Stanley Cup with the team in 2013, is returning to the Blackhawks in a community liaison role.

“We are proud to welcome Jamal back to the organization in this role,” Blackhawks president John McDonough said in a statement. “We envision him being a strong asset to the Blackhawks as we continue to focus on the growth of youth hockey.

“Jamal’s involvement in our local neighborhoods will help to further ingrain the Blackhawks brand into our community.”

Mayers, 40, wrapped a 15-year playing career following that Cup win and has spent the last two years working in television. All told, he played in over 900 NHL games for the ‘Hawks, Blues, Maple Leafs, Flames and Sharks, and won a gold medal with Canada at the 2007 World Hockey Championships.