After retiring quietly last month, the Columbus Blue Jackets have hired Jody Shelley as a broadcast associate and “team ambassador.
Shelley once played for the Blue Jackets, recording 11 goals and 18 assists in 380 games with 1,025 penalty minutes from 2001-2008. He led the club in penalty minutes four times and set the franchise record with 249 during the 2002-03 season. On January 29, 2008, he was traded to the San Jose Sharks for a sixth-round draft pick in 2009 and he re-signed with the Sharks in the off-season.
Two years after joining San Jose, on February 12, 2010, Shelley was traded by the Sharks to the Rangers for a conditional sixth-round draft pick. However, his time with the club was short lived, and on July 1, 2010, Shelley signed a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, the team he would finish his career with.
Shelley finished his career with 1,538 penalty minutes in 627 career games, cementing himself as one of the tougher goons to play in recent years.
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