John Davidson at the 2010 NHL Draft in Los Angeles. (Getty Images)
(SB Nation) - The Columbus Blue Jackets could see a bit of a front office shakeup this offseason, but it has nothing to do with general manager Scott Howson's job. The Blue Jackets will interview John Davidson for an executive position with the team, according to a report by Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch.
John Davidson, president of hockey operations for the St. Louis Blues, interviewed last week for an executive-level position with the Blue Jackets, The Dispatch has learned via NHL sources.
Davidson, 59, was in Columbus on May 29 to interview with Blue Jackets' majority owner John P. McConnell and club president Mike Priest.
John P. McConnell and club president Mike Priest declined to comment on the matter when an interview was requested by the Dispatch. The exact role that Davidson would play in the executive office at this time isn't known.
Davidson has a window to get out of his contract with the Blues following the recent change in ownership to Tom Stillman. Davidson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in May that he enjoys his situation in St. Louis but that the ownership change might bring about changes to the business.
"We'll figure it out," Davidson said. Could he figure it out in Columbus?