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Blue Jackets Pick Davidson To Lead Rebuilding Effort

The Columbus Blue Jackets are hiring former goaltender, announcer and St. Louis Blues executive John Davidson as the club's president of hockey operations. He will take the place of Mike Priest, who will concentrate only on the business side of the franchise. The Blue Jackets had the worst record in the NHL last season with a mark of 29-46-7 for 65 points. Davidson is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame as a broadcaster. He served as president of the Blues from 2006 until earlier this year and helped transform the team into one of the best in the league last season.