Brendan Shanahan has been hired as the Toronto Maple Leafs' president and alternate governor.
The move had been rumoured for days but the team announced the hiring on Friday.
Shanahan, a Mimico native, had been serving as the NHL's director of player safety since 2011.
The 45-year-old played 1,524 career NHL games and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last year.
The team said in a press release that Shanahan would begin his role immediately, adding there will be no further comment until a Monday news conference.
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment president Tim Leiweke and Leafs vice-president and general manager Dave Nonis are expected to be at that news conference along with Shanahan.