The Lightning are bringing back a link to their championship past.

Tampa Bay on Wednesday hired former general manager Jay Feaster to serve as executive director of community hockey development.

Feaster served as Lightning GM when Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup in 2004.

The announcement is expected to be made official Monday when he begins his new role, which will entail working with youth players and leagues to help grow the game at the grass-roots level in the Tampa Bay area.

Feaster was hired from Hershey in the American Hockey League by Jacques Demers to serve as assistant general manager, a role he served from 1998-2002.