Native son Ken Hitchcock was named head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, replacing Todd McLellan, who was informed Tuesday that he was fired.
Hitchcock, 66, is third all-time in the NHL in wins and has eight division titles on his resume, including the 1999 Stanley Cup with Dallas.
McLellan was 123-119-24 as Oilers head coach. The Oilers have lost six of their past seven games.
Hitchcock coached in Dallas in 2017-18 but announced his retirement in April. He has been on the bench for the Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets and St. Louis Blues.