Two NHL franchises change hands

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League announced Wednesday its Board of Governors had green-lighted the sale of the Edmonton and Tampa Bay franchises.

NHL Columbus Blue Jackets fire GM

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 19 (UPI) -- Columbus Blue Jackets president and general manager Doug MacLean was fired Thursday after more than six years with the NHL team. The Blue Jackets have not been to the playoffs in their six-year existence.

Ken Hitchcock named Columbus coach

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Ken Hitchcock Wednesday was hired as the new coach of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets.

Agnew named Blue Jackets' interim coach

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Gary Agnew has been promoted to interim head coach of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, replacing Gerard Gallant, who was fired.

Steroid scandal reaches the NHL

COLORADO SPRINGS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The United States Anti-Doping Agency confirmed Friday that Bryan Berard of the Columbus Blue Jackets has tested positive for a banned substance.

Hrdina signs with Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets continued to be aggressive during the free-agent signing period, inking center Jan Hrdina to a one-year contract Wednesday.

Columbus trades for Irbe

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 16 (UPI) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets added a veteran backup goaltender Wednesday, acquiring Arturs Irbe from Carolina for future considerations.

Sydor joints Lightning; Svitkov to Jackets

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Former all-star defenseman Darryl Sydor is now with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

NHL: Columbus 2, Tampa Bay 0

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Marc Denis made 37 saves for his third shutout of the season Friday to give Columbus a 2-0 victory over Tampa Bay.

McLean steps down as Columbus coach

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Doug MacLean resigned Thursday as coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets but will remain president and general manager.

NHL: St. Louis 2, Columbus 1 (OT)

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Keith Tkachuk scored with 43 seconds remaining in overtime Tuesday night to give St. Louis a 2-1 victory over Columbus.

Broken pinkie sidelines Letowski

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Right wing Trevor Letowski of the Columbus Blue Jackets will be sidelined four to six weeks after breaking his pinkie during Saturday night.

MacLean stays as Columbus coach

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 6 (UPI) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Friday that Doug MacLean will retain the team's coach job next season.

MacLean stays as Columbus coach

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 6 (UPI) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Friday that Doug MacLean will retain the team's coach job next season.

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Doug MacLean
CAL2000062303 - 23 JUNE 2000 - CALGARY, AB, CANADA: Majority owner of the expansion team Columbus Blue Jackets, John H. McConnell, left, with his General Manager Doug MacLean after picking their new team at Calgary's Saddledome, June 23. The entry draft takes place over the weekend, June 24-25. mc/hr/H Ruckemann UPI

Douglas MacLean, (born April 12, 1954 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island) is a Canadian sportscaster and former ice hockey coach and general manager. He is the former president/general manager and head coach of the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets and was also the head coach of the Florida Panthers.

MacLean began coaching at the University of New Brunswick, followed by assistant coach positions with the St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals. MacLean's first professional head coach position came in 1990, when he was sent to the Baltimore Skipjacks, the Capital's AHL affiliate, as part of a midseason shakeup that placed Skipjacks head coach Terry Murray at the Capitals' helm.

MacLean served in the Detroit Red Wings organization from 1990-1994. During this time, he served as an assistant coach under Bryan Murray in 1990–91 and 1991–92. For the 1992–93 and 1993–94 seasons, MacLean served as the General Manager for the Adirondack Red Wings of the American Hockey League, the Red Wings top affiliate. During his time as GM, he orchestrated the trade of Kris Draper from the Winnipeg Jets to the Red Wings for $1.

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