Columbus Blue Jackets Fire Executive VP & GM Howson


UPDATED: Wednesday February 13, 2013 6:11 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets released a statement on Tuesday indicating the National Hockey League club was relieving executive vice president and general manager Scott Howson of his duties.

In a news release from the team, President of Hockey Operations John Davidson spoke highly of Howson.

“Scott Howson is a caring man who gave everything he had to the Columbus Blue Jackets over the past six years,” Davidson's statement read.  “This was a difficult decision but one that I thought was in the best interest of moving our hockey club forward.  I have enjoyed working with Scott and want to thank him for his service.”

Howson was named the second general manager in Columbus Blue Jackets history on June 15, 2007. During his tenure, the Blue Jackets compiled a 173-190-59 record.

The Blue Jackets had a record of 4-7-2 (8 pts.) as of Tuesday. The team is scheduled to return to action on Friday when it visits the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.

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