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What They're Saying: John Davidson

by Staci Pawlak / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It’s been an exciting day at Nationwide Arena, as the Blue Jackets organization and Columbus community welcome the arrival of John Davidson.  The hockey media has weighed in with its thoughts, and here are a few from Twitter that will provide a glimpse of what Davidson will contribute to the team, the fans, and the community. 

"Hiring a respected, high-profile man like John Davidson is a dose of tonic that the Columbus Blue Jackets need.”

-         Kevin Allen, USA Today (@ByKevinAllen

“[The] CBJ hiring of John Davidson excellent move / positive, consensus builder, someone people like to associate themselves with-Good luck JD”

-         Ray Ferraro, former NHL player/current TSN analyst (@rayferraroTSN

“Congrats to John Davidson, hired today by [the Blue Jackets] as Pres. Of Hockey Ops… just a great guy and a proven outstanding executive.”

-         Jim Cerny (@JimCerny), Beat Reporter for the New York Rangers 

“Hiring of John Davidson as reported by @Aportzline is tremendous news for #CBJ fans.  One of the most important moves in franchise history.”

-         Tom Reed (@treedPD), Plain Dealer sports writer 

“Probably goes without saying, but new hockey ops president John Davidson very much seems to be a game-changer for #CBJ.”

-         Shawn Mitchell (@smitchcd), The Columbus Dispatch 

“All the best to former #stlblues president John Davidson on his new challenge with the #CBJ.  You’re getting a good man, one of the best.”

-         Lou Korac (@lkorac10), St. Louis Blues beat reporter for


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