John Davidson hired to run Jackets

Updated: October 24, 2012, 3:41 PM ET
By Craig Custance | ESPN The Magazine

The Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday announced the hiring of team president John Davidson as president of hockey operations, the same position he held for six years with the St. Louis Blues.

Davidson agreed to a buyout of his St. Louis contract in early October after a change in the Blues' ownership.

"John will have full authority and autonomy over the competition side of the business," said team president Mike Priest during a Wednesday news conference.

Davidson is largely ...

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