McGuire won a Stanley Cup as an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1992, before becoming head coach of the Hartford Whalers. He was a professional scout for the Senators between 1994 and 1996 before getting into radio and television. The 59-year-old has been a broadcaster in Canada and the United States since 1997, known in part for an in-depth knowledge of the players’ journey to the NHL, a quirky sense of humor and the occasional blunder.
“When you do the television work that I have been privileged to do for over 20 years, you see a lot behind the scenes of what works with every organization in the league and what doesn’t, trends of players, which players tend to go down, ”McGuire told reporters.
“I’ve been here for so long and when you work inside the glass or between the benches, however you want to describe it, you’re in the game.”
“His experience will be instrumental as we continue to build an elite team,” Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said in a statement.
“Pierre’s knowledge of the game and its players is greatly appreciated and I have no doubts that he will positively help our team as they progress to the next level. “
McGuire joined the Senators the week before the Seattle Kraken expansion draft and the NHL Draft, where the Sens have the 10th overall pick.