Kris King added to NHL head office

The NHL's sheriff has a deputy.

Kris King, who retired a year ago after a 14-season career, was named assistant to NHL director of hockey operations Colin Campbell on Friday.

King will report directly to Campbell and work from the league's Toronto office. He will assist the department in the day-to-day management of the game.

King had 66 goals and 85 assists in 849 NHL games for Detroit, Winnipeg-Phoenix, Toronto, Chicago and the New York Rangers, and was honuored with the 1996 King Clancy Trophy for his leadership and humanitarianism.

Campbell is directly responsible for on-ice activity and has the ultimate say in suspensions.