BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres announced Wednesday the team has hired Steve Smith as one of the team's assistant coach.

Smith, a nine-year coaching veteran, was the assistant coach with the Carolina Hurricanes before joining the Sabres. He also served as an assistant coach with the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames and served as a scout for the Chicago Blackhawks.

A three-time Stanley Cup winner, Smith played for the Oilers, Blackhawks and the Flames during his 16-year playing career.