Randy Sexton, a former general manager of the Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators, was named senior advisor to Wild General Manager Bill Guerin on Friday.

The 61-year-old Sexton was assistant GM for the Buffalo Sabres the past three seasons. He joins Jack Ferreira as a senior advisor for the Wild.

Sexton crossed paths with Guerin in Pittsburgh where Sexton worked for seven seasons. He joined the Penguins as assistant director of amateur scouting in 2010 and was promoted to director of amateur scouting in 2015.

He was key in helping bring the NHL to Ottawa as one of the Senators' founders, and held a number of roles besides general manager, including president and chief executive officer. He joined the Panthers as assistant GM in 2007 and was general manager in 2009-10.

Sexton is a native of Brockville, Ontario, and played college hockey at St. Lawrence University (1978-82). His son, Ben, played briefly in the NHL for Ottawa and is in the Penguins organization. Another son, Patrick, played at Wisconsin.