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by Paul on 08/09/13 at 10:06 AM ET
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets President Mike Priest announced today that Jody Shelley, one of the most popular players in the NHL franchise’s 13-year history, has rejoined the organization as a broadcast associate and team ambassador.
“Jody Shelley is one of the most popular players in our history and we are very pleased to have him back in the Blue Jackets family,” said Priest. “I have been very impressed by Jody’s commitment and desire to make an impact on our organization. It is obvious that he cares a great deal about this team, the community and our fans.”
Shelley will feature prominently in all aspects of the club’s broadcasting efforts, providing analysis during select Blue Jackets home radio broadcasts; serving as a regular contributor during home game telecasts on FOX Sports Ohio, including as a second analyst between the benches on occasion; and co-hosting a weekly radio show on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan. In addition, he will be involved in Jackets TV coverage via the club’s website, BlueJackets.com; and actively engaged in various business and community initiatives for the organization.
“It’s always nice when a player who is a part of a team’s history wants to come back and be a part of its present and future,” said club President of Hockey Operations John Davidson. “Jody was highly thought of as a player because of his work ethic, toughness and leadership, both on and off the ice, and you can’t have enough of those types of people in your organization.”
“I’m very excited to be a Blue Jacket again and I’m looking forward to the opportunities ahead as I move into this next chapter of my life and career,” said Shelley. “Columbus is our home and to have the chance to be a part of this great organization again means a lot to me and my family. We’ve got an exciting team and great fans and I can’t wait to get started.”
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