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Blues GM Armstrong names MacInnis senior advisor

Aug 8, 2012, 10:58 AM EDT

Al Macinnis

The St. Louis Blues made a number of front office moves on Tuesday, shuffling around various individuals into new job titles — which included a move for franchise legend Al MacInnis.

Blues GM Doug Armstrong announced MacInnis would move from Vice President of Hockey Operations — a title he’s held since 2006 — to become senior advisor to the GM.

It’ll be curious to see how big a role MacInnis plays in St. Louis. The team already has an assistant GM in Kevin McDonald (who also serves as the head GM of AHL Peoria) and there’s still the curious case of John Davidson at play.

Davidson still has three years left on his contract as Blues President but has acknowledged he’s exploring his options elsewhere, which included interviewing with the Columbus Blue Jackets. St. Louis has a rather crowded front office but Davidson is still serving in some capacity — he was on hand at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh this past June.

In other Blues’ front office moves, Dave Taylor moved into MacInnis’ old role as VP of hockey ops while ex-NHLer Rob DiMaio was named Director of Pro Scouting.

  1. savior72 - Aug 8, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Would hate to see John Davidson leave. He’s been doing great, very well liked in the community.

  2. scaarepittschamberofcommerce - Aug 8, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    JDs been outstanding and I love having him around but I feel as though he’s best served in rebuilding teams such as where tthe Blues were when he joined. Love seeing the Chopper get what sounds like a promotion as well.

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Aug 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM

      Would love for JD to end up back here in Calgary, actually I’d like for him to bring MacInnis back with him as well.

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