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Former North Stars general manager Jack Ferreira was named senior advisor for the Wild on Tuesday.

The 73-year-old Ferreira joins the staff of new Wild GM Paul Fenton.

(note: this blog has been updated to clarify Ferreira's title; originally the team's website noted he would be an assistant general manager.)

Fenton played for Ferreira when the latter was general manager of the San Jose Sharks, and started his executive career with Anaheim in 1993 when Ferreira was GM of the Mighty Ducks.

Ferreira was the North Stars general manager from 1988-90. He moved to San Jose in 1990 when the Gunds, who owned the North Stars, took ownership of the new Sharks franchise.

He also worked for front offices for Hartford, the New York Rangers and Calgary before joining the North Stars. He was director of pro scouting for Montreal in 1993, when it won a Stanley Cup, before joining the Ducks.

Ferreira, who has worked in the Los Angeles Kings organization as a senior advisor for the past 12 years, is expected to remain in California and work remotely.

Fenton has not made any changes in his immediate management staff. Brent Flahr remains senior vice president of hockey operations, with Andrew Brunette and Shep Harder assistant general managers.