Montreal Canadiens head coach and general manager Bob Gainey speaks to the media in Brossard, Que., Thursday, April 23, 2009. Gainey is returning to the Dallas Stars as a senior advisor to the team. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
FRISCO, Texas - Bob Gainey is returning to the Dallas Stars as a senior advisor to the team.
Gainey was the general manager of the Stars when they won their only Stanley Cup in 1999, then went back to the finals a year later. He was the coach from 1990-96 and GM from 1992-2000, leading Dallas to seven consecutive playoff berths and five division titles.
The Stars, who have missed the playoffs four seasons in a row, announced Gainey's return on Thursday.
Gainey most recently worked for Montreal Canadiens. He was general manager from 2003-2010, served as interim head coach twice and was a special advisor.
Gainey, part of five Stanley Cups as a player, was a 1992 inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame.