The Columbus Blue Jackets have relieved GM Scott Howson of his duties, the team announced.
“Scott Howson is a caring man who gave everything he had to the Columbus Blue Jackets over the past six years,” said Davidson in a released statement. “This was a difficult decision but one that I thought was in the best interest of moving our hockey club forward. I have enjoyed working with Scott and want to thank him for his service.”
Howson was named the second general manager in Columbus Blue Jackets history on June 15, 2007. During his tenure with the club, the Blue Jackets compiled a 173-190-59 record and made their lone appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs after a franchise-best 41-31-10 mark in 2008-09.
The Blue Jackets (4-7-2, 10 pts) are in last place in the Central Division.
Former Penguins GM Craig Patrick is under consideration to remain in a front office role with the Blue Jackets.