Columbus Blue Jackets name former Clarkson men's hockey player Jarmo Kekalainen General Manager
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 7:12 am

The Columbus Blue Jackets have made history by hiring former Clarkson University Hockey standout Jarmo Kekalainen of Finland as the first European to become a general manager in the National Hockey League.

Columbus Blue Jackets news release

Kekalainen played two seasons for the Golden Knights from 1987-89. He was named to the ECAC First All-Star Team after tallying 19-25-44 and 47 penalty minutes in 31 games during the 1988-89 season. Kekalainen played 63 games overall for Clarkson, recording 62 points (26-36) in 63 games.