Trevor Daley retires after 16-year career, joins Penguins' front office
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Longtime NHL defenseman Trevor Daley is hanging up his skates after 16 seasons in the show, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced Monday.

Daley is joining the Penguins' front office as a hockey operations advisor. He'll report directly to general manager Jim Rutherford and assist in player evaluations at the NHL and AHL level, in addition to acting as an "eye in the sky" for the coaching staff during games.

The 37-year-old spent the last three seasons with the Detroit Red Wings but won back-to-back Stanley Cups with the Pens in 2016 and 2017.

Daley was valuable to those Cup teams. In 2016 he averaged 22:08 per game during the playoffs (second-most among Pens blue-liners), and in 2017 he played 19:07 per contest in the postseason (fifth-most).

The Toronto, Ontario, native played with the Dallas Stars in his first 11 seasons in the NHL. In total, Daley ends his career with 309 points in 1,058 regular-season games.

Pittsburgh further shook up its front office on Monday by firing assistant GM Jason Karmanos. In a corresponding move, director of hockey research Sam Ventura will assume Karmanos' duties on an interim basis, and manager of hockey operations Erik Heasley has been named interim GM of the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

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