Columbus Jackets confirm firing of president and GM Doug MacLean

The 53-year-old has been the team’s only GM since it joined the NHL in 2000. Columbus had the second-most points by an expansion team with 71 in their first season, but haven’t come within 19 points of the playoffs the past six years.

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MacLean also served as the team’s head coach in 2003.

Team spokesman Todd Sharrock confirmed the firing Thursday after several media reports said MacLean had been let go last night.