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Video: NHL tough guy Jody Shelley retires

Aug 9, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

Jody Shelley has retired from the National Hockey League and will now begin a new career.

Shelley, who accrued more than 1,500 penalty minutes in 627 regular season games in the National Hockey League, will now move into the front office of the Columbus Blue Jackets, as first reported by Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Dispatch

“When I decided to stop playing, the next question was: What do I want to do?” Shelley told the Columbus Dispatch.

“I wanted to remain involved in the NHL, in some capacity. For me, the Blue Jackets were a perfect fit. And this opportunity is amazing. My wife is from here, we’re settled back in the area and the way this is working out – it’s awesome.”

Shelley spent most of seven seasons in his NHL career with the Blue Jackets.

  1. ethanmacleod1685 - Aug 9, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Fair enough

  2. jacketsfan7 - Aug 9, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Good to hear

  3. letsgopens8771 - Aug 10, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    MESSAGE FROM COLUMBUS FRONT OFFICE: CALLING ALL RECENTLY RETIRED NHLers… JOIN THE JACKETS!!

  4. blue21c - Aug 12, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    Shelley!!!!!!!!!!

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