List of Columbus Blue Jackets general managers

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The Columbus Blue Jackets are an American professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio. They play in the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL).[1] The team joined the NHL in 2000 as an expansion team. The Blue Jackets have played their home games at the Nationwide Arena since their inaugural season.[2] The team has had three general managers since their inception.[3]


Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply

General managers[edit]

General managers of the Columbus Blue Jackets
No. Name Tenure Accomplishments during this term Ref(s)
1 Doug MacLean February 11, 1998 – April 19, 2007
  • No playoff appearances
Jim Clark (Interim) April 19, 2007 – June 15, 2007 [5]
2 Scott Howson June 15, 2007 – February 12, 2013
  • 1 playoff appearance
3 Jarmo Kekalainen February 13, 2013 – present
  • 4 playoff appearances


  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the franchise. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once. Interim general managers do not count towards the total.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rosters, Arena Information, and Aerial Maps". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "Columbus Blue Jackets Franchise Timeline". Columbus Blue Jackets. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Blue Jackets name Jarmo Kekalainen General Manager". Columbus Blue Jackets. February 13, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "MacLean Hired As Columbus' GM". CBS News. February 11, 1998. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Blue Jackets Fire President, GM MacLean". The Washington Post. April 19, 2007. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  6. ^ "Blue Jackets Name Scott Howson General Manager". Columbus Blue Jackets. June 15, 2007. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "Blue Jackets relieve Scott Howson of his duties as Executive Vice President and General Manager". Columbus Blue Jackets. February 12, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2015.