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The Columbus Blue Jackets have hired Jody Shelley - the club's all-time leader in penalty minutes and fighting majors - as a broadcast associate and ''team ambassador.''
Shelley was one of the Blue Jackets' most popular players 2001-2008, recording 11 goals and 18 assists in 380 games with 1,025 penalty minutes. He led the club in penalty minutes four times and set the franchise record with 249 during the 2002-03 season.
The 37-year-old will provide analysis during home radio broadcasts, in addition to working occasionally as a TV commentator and interviewer and co-hosting a weekly radio show.
Shelley also played for San Jose, Philadelphia and the New York Rangers.
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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...
After retiring quietly last month, the Columbus Blue Jackets have hired Jody Shelley as a broadcast associate and “team ambassador. Shelley once played for the Blue Jackets, recording 11 goals and 18 assists in 380 games with 1,025 penalty minutes from 2001-2008. He led the club in penalty minutes four times and set the franchise record with 249 during the 2002-03 season. On [...]
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It seems everything about Jody Shelley has been done quietly ever since he arrived in Philadelphia thanks to a mystifying three-year, four-plus-million free-agent deal signed in July of 2010. On Friday, though there has been no official confirmation, several outlets have reported that the square-jawed Manitoba native has decided to call it a career. And in an ironic twist, he’ll...