Longtime Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier joined the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday as a senior vice president and assistant general manager.

Regier was the GM in Buffalo for 17 years before he was fired on Nov. 13.

"We are very pleased Darcy has decided to join us in Arizona," Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said. "Darcy adds intelligence and experience to our management team. The wealth of knowledge he has garnered as a longtime general manager in the National Hockey League is invaluable to us. He is a great addition to our staff."

The 57-year-old Regier replaces former Coyotes assistant general manager Brad Treliving, who took a new job as general manager of the Calgary Flames.