Blue Jackets Press Release
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS NAME HOCKEY HALL OF FAMER CRAIG PATRICK SENIOR ADVISOR, HOCKEY OPERATIONSCOLUMBUS, OHIO The Columbus Blue Jackets have named Craig Patrick, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and two-time Stanley Cup champion, as senior advisor, hockey operations for the National Hockey League club, Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today.
Patrick, 65, will be responsible for advising the general manager on trades, free agent signings, as well as evaluating Blue Jackets prospects playing for the clubs minor pro affiliates Springfield Falcons (American Hockey League) and Chicago Express (ECHL) and at the collegiate and major junior levels.
I am very pleased to add Craig to our organization, said Howson. He possesses a wealth of experience, having won two Stanley Cups and two Olympic medals, including gold with Team USA in 1980. His insight and knowledge will be invaluable to the Blue Jackets.