MacLean spent the 2019-20 season as an assistant coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He joins recently hired assistant Manny Malhotra on Sheldon Keefe’s coaching staff.
“Adding someone of Paul’s expertise and character to advise and help our staff is something we have found very important as we look to take tangible steps next season,” Keefe said in a statement Friday. .
MacLean, 62, also served twice as an assistant coach with the Anaheim Ducks and was an assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings from 2005 to 2011, helping them win a Stanley Cup title in 2008.
Born in Grostenquin, France, MacLean has appeared in 719 career NHL games for the St. Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets and Detroit Red Wings, registering 324 goals and 349 assists.