NHL Organization Fires General Manager After 11 Years With The Team

Published February 15, 2024 at 10:25
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Earlier this season, the Ottawa Senators bid farewell to Pierre Dorion as the team's General Manager. Reports surfaced that Dorion resigned after the Senators were penalized with a 1st round draft pick for failing to disclose that Evgeni Dadonov had not submitted proper paperwork for his no-trade list. Now, in February, another NHL team has followed suit in parting ways with their GM.

According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, the Columbus Blue Jackets have relieved Jarmo Kekalainen of his duties.

«The #CBJ have fired general manager Jarmo Kekalainen.

John Davidson takes over as #CBJ interim general manager while the club searches for a replacement.»




Kekalainen had come under scrutiny following his hiring of Mike Babcock, which ended poorly amid reports of the coach forcing rookies to reveal their phone contents. Combined with a lack of success, these incidents led to Kekalainen's departure.

The Blue Jackets confirmed the news:



«Jarmo Kekalainen has been relieved of his duties as general manager.

John Davidson, along with the team's hockey operations management team, will assume general manager's duties while the club goes through the process of hiring a replacement.

📝 cbj.co/release-tw-021»


Source: Bladeofsteel
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