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Howson Out As Blue Jackets GM; Kekalainen Named Successor
Published February 13, 2013
Kekalainen would be "the NHL's first European general manager" (TSN.ca, 2/13). He is an "astute mind and he and Davidson clearly share similar ideals from their time together in St. Louis," where Kekalainen previously oversaw the Blues' scouting and draft. Together, they have shown a "knack for restocking a bare cupboard and turning a moribund franchise into something vital" (SI.com, 2/13).