ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild brings back a fan favorite back to the organization and into the front office.
After 16 seasons in the NHL, Andrew Brunette has been named Hockey Operations Advisor for the team.
The team says that Brunette will assist General Manager Chuck Fletcher in all aspects of hockey operations including scouting, free agent signings and helping with prospect evaluation and development.
Brunette collected 733 points in his career, including 114 power-play goals and 32 game-winning goals.
Brunette played six seasons with Minnesota (2001-04, 2008-11). He was drafted in 1993. He made his NHL debut with the Washington Capitals in 1996. He also spent time with Nashville, Atlanta, Colorado and Chicago.
Brunette will drop the puck in a ceremonial face-off prior to Thursday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.