Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Columbus Blue Jackets Hire Jarmo Kekalainen as GM

Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports that Jarmo Kekalainen has been hired as the third general manager in the history of the Columbus Blue Jackets. He is the first European born GM in NHL history, hailing from Finland. He has a long history with the St. Louis Blues and current Blue Jackets president John Davidson. It is suspected that his ability to scout European players plays into his hiring.

Harrison Mooney reports on Yahoo! Sports that Kekalainen was most recently employed as the GM of the Finnish hockey team Jokerit.

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