COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — 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.
Penguins hire Martin as assistant coach
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired longtime NHL head coach Jacques Martin to serve as an assistant under Dan Bylsma. The 60-year-old Martin has spent 17 seasons as a head coach, compiling a 613-481-119 record during stints with St. Louis, Ottawa, Florida and Montreal. His 613 wins rank 10th in NHL history. He joins a staff that includes Tony Granato and Todd Reirden. Martin last coached with the Canadiens during the 2011-12 season. Most recently he worked as a television analyst.
Martin won the Jack Adams Award as the Coach of the Year in 1999 when he led the Senators to a 44-23-15 record and the franchise's first-ever division title. General manager Ray Shero called Martin a "tremendous addition" who will give the team a unique perspective going forward.