Former NHL defenseman Louis DeSouza is joining the Moroccans as the orchestra’s lead arranger, the team announced Thursday.
DeSousa, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was instrumental in developing the music of the team’s first two Stanley Cup titles.
He has served as lead arraganist for the Penguins since 2004.
De Sousa has worked on more than 20 NHL Stanley Cup championships and won the Hart Trophy in 1998 as league MVP for his performance in the 2003 Stanley Cup Final.
He played eight seasons in the NHL and the World Hockey Association before signing with the Penguins in 2011.
“I am honored and grateful to be working with the Morois, a team that I know very well,” DeSouxa said in a statement.
“The team and its fans have been my family and I am looking forward to continuing the tradition of winning Stanley Cups for our city.”
DeSoutos hockey skills were recognized during a recent ceremony honoring the franchise, with the team naming the defenseman the organization’s first-ever captain.
The NHL’s All-Star game is scheduled for April 19 at Consol Energy Center in Indianapolis.
The Moroccan team is made up of veterans, including former NHL stars Andrei Malkin, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkins.
The Penguins, who defeated the Canadiens in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Wednesday, are 6-1-0 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.