Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Montreal Canadiens' Blake Geoffrion brings the puck up the ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa, Florida February 28, 2012. (Reuters)

Montreal Canadiens' Blake Geoffrion brings the puck up the ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa, Florida February 28, 2012.

(Reuters)

Blue Jackets hire former Montreal forward Blake Geoffrion as scout Add to ...

Former Montreal forward Blake Geoffrion has been hired as a scout by the Columbus Blue Jackets a day after he announced his retirement from the NHL at age 25.

Geoffrion, the grandson of former Canadiens star Bernie Geoffrion and great-grandson of Howie Morenz, left the game due to lingering effects of a skull fracture and concussion sustained during an American Hockey League game in November.

More Related to this Story

He was selected by Nashville in the second round of the 2006 draft and had eight goals and five assists in 55 career NHL games with the Predators and Montreal.

The Blue Jackets also announced that former NHL defenceman Bob Halkidis has been added to the team’s scouting staff.

In the know

Most popular video »

Highlights

More from The Globe and Mail

Most Popular Stories