Blue Jackets owner dies
John H. McConnell, son of a steelworker, father to a new branch of the steel industry and majority owner of the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team, died today after a long illness.Condolences to the McConnells.
If you haven't seen it before, take the time to read John McConnell's story, as it's a great one. I'm sure he'll be missed in central Ohio.
- The Dispatch also had a good Q&A with him in preseason
"There is an NHL team, and a terrific arena, in Columbus because of John McConnell. He loved the city, the Blue Jackets and the fans. He will always be remembered for his generosity and civic-mindedness. John was greatly respected and made a lasting contribution to the NHL. The entire NHL grieves his passing. Our condolences to John's family and to the Blue Jackets' organization."
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