Rangers expected to announce John Davidson as next President soon
John Davidson has resigned from his role with the Columbus Blue Jackets organization and should be announced as the Rangers next President soon. In a statement from Columbus’ owner, John P. McConnell he states the Rangers asked and received permission to speak with Davidson about the open President position.
“The New York Rangers recently sought permission from our organization to speak with John Davidson about serving as their team president. That permission was granted and today John has resigned his position as the president of hockey operations and alternate governor with the Columbus Blue Jackets.”McConnell via NHL.com
This is an exciting time for the Rangers and also the perfect time for John Davidson to return to the organization. If there was any doubt on where JD is going, McConnell all but confirmed it later in his statement.
“J.D. is a man of great character and compassion and I completely understand his interest in the unique opportunity before him. I know leaving Columbus is a difficult decision for him as he has a genuine love of our community and organization, but the possibility of returning to his roots in New York, where he spent three decades as a player and broadcaster, is an extraordinary circumstance for him and his family.”McConnell via NHL.com
I have reached out to the Rangers for additional information and have yet to hear from them. If we get any additional news, we will update this story.