The Detroit Red Wings confirmed Monday that Brad McCrimmon signed a three-year contract as an assistant coach.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
McCrimmon, 49, previously served as an assistant with the Atlanta Thrashers, Calgary Flames and New York Islanders.
The Plenty, Sask., native played 18 seasons in the NHL, including three with Detroit.
McCrimmon totalled 81 goals and 322 assists for 403 points with 1,416 penalty minutes in 1,222 games with the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Flames, Red Wings, Hartford Whalers and Phoenix Coyotes.
The rugged defenceman was drafted 15th overall by Boston in 1979.
Also Monday, the Red Wings re-signed fellow assistant Paul MacLean to a three-year pact and inked Keith McKittrick to a two-year deal as video coach.