JARMO KEKALAINEN

Columbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue Jackets

General Manager
BORN: July 3, 1966
AGE: 53
BIRTHPLACE: Tampere, Finland

Staff History

TEAMPOSITIONDATE SPANAGE SPANDURATION
Ottawa SenatorsDirector of Player PersonnelAug 18, 1999 - Jul 31, 200233 - 362 Years, 11 Months, 13 Days
St. Louis BluesDirector of Amateur ScoutingAug 1, 2002 - May 24, 201036 - 437 Years, 9 Months, 23 Days
St. Louis BluesAssistant General ManagerJun 3, 2005 - May 24, 201038 - 434 Years, 11 Months, 21 Days
Columbus Blue JacketsGeneral ManagerFeb 13, 2013 - Present46 - 6 Years, 6 Months, 10 Days

GM Player History

SIGNINGS SIGNINGS VALUE DRAFTED TRADES
155$668,310,6504554
Type
Signing Status
PLAYERTEAMSIGNING DATETYPELENGTHCAP HITVALUE
Bobrovsky, SergeiColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJanuary 11, 2015Standard (RFA)4 Years$7,425,000$29,700,000
Saad, BrandonColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 3, 2015Standard (RFA)6 Years$6,000,000$36,000,000
Atkinson, CamColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsNovember 16, 2017Standard (UFA)7 Years$5,875,000$41,125,000
Dubinsky, BrandonColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 11, 2014Standard (UFA)6 Years$5,850,000$35,100,000
Bobrovsky, SergeiColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 1, 2013Standard (RFA)2 Years$5,625,000$11,250,000
Foligno, NickColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsDecember 31, 2014Standard (UFA)6 Years$5,500,000$33,000,000
Nyquist, GustavColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 1, 2019Standard (UFA)4 Years$5,500,000$22,000,000
Jones, SethColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 29, 2016Standard (RFA)6 Years$5,400,000$32,400,000
Horton, NathanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 5, 2013Standard (UFA)7 Years$5,300,000$37,100,000
Wennberg, AlexanderColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsSeptember 1, 2017Standard (RFA)6 Years$4,900,000$29,400,000
Murray, RyanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 1, 2019Standard (RFA)2 Years$4,600,000$9,200,000
Savard, DavidColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsSeptember 8, 2015Standard (RFA)5 Years$4,250,000$21,250,000
Johansen, RyanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsOctober 6, 2014Standard (RFA)3 Years$4,000,000$12,000,000
Jenner, BooneColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 5, 2018Standard (RFA)4 Years$3,750,000$15,000,000
Atkinson, CamColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 2, 2015Standard (RFA)3 Years$3,500,000$10,500,000
Anisimov, ArtemColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 26, 2013Standard (RFA)3 Years$3,283,333$9,850,000
Jenner, BooneColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsFebruary 29, 2016Standard (RFA)2 Years$2,900,000$5,800,000
Murray, RyanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsFebruary 11, 2016Standard (RFA)2 Years$2,825,000$5,650,000
Murray, RyanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 14, 2018Standard (RFA)1 Year$2,825,000$2,825,000
Nash, RileyColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 1, 2018Standard (UFA)3 Years$2,750,000$8,250,000
Nutivaara, MarkusColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 29, 2018Standard (RFA)4 Years$2,700,000$10,800,000
Bjorkstrand, OliverColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 15, 2018Standard (RFA)3 Years$2,500,000$7,500,000
Calvert, MattColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 9, 2015Standard (RFA)3 Years$2,200,000$6,600,000
Anderson, JoshColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsOctober 2, 2017Standard (RFA)3 Years$1,850,000$5,550,000
Merzlikins, ElvisColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 20, 2019Entry-Level1 Year$1,844,559$925,000
Boll, JaredColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsSeptember 14, 2013Standard (UFA)3 Years$1,700,000$5,100,000
Harrington, ScottColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 5, 2019Standard (RFA)3 Years$1,633,333$4,900,000
Prout, DaltonColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 25, 2016Standard (RFA)2 Years$1,575,000$3,150,000
Campbell, GregoryColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 1, 2015Standard (UFA)2 Years$1,500,000$3,000,000
Savard, DavidColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 5, 2014Standard (RFA)2 Years$1,300,000$2,600,000
Letestu, MarkColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsApril 2, 2013Standard (UFA)2 Years$1,250,000$2,500,000
Korpisalo, JoonasColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 1, 2019Standard (RFA)1 Year$1,150,000$1,150,000
Atkinson, CamColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsAugust 26, 2013Standard (RFA)2 Years$1,150,000$2,300,000
Prout, DaltonColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 28, 2014Standard (RFA)2 Years$1,075,000$2,150,000
Karlsson, WilliamColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 23, 2016Standard (RFA)2 Years$1,000,000$2,000,000
Comeau, BlakeColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsAugust 2, 2013Standard (UFA)1 Year$1,000,000$1,000,000
Calvert, MattColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsApril 23, 2013Standard (RFA)2 Years$987,500$1,975,000
Robinson, EricColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 26, 2018Entry-Level2 Years$925,000$1,850,000
Vehvilainen, VeiniColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 4, 2019Entry-Level2 Years$925,000$1,850,000
Werenski, ZacharyColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 29, 2016Entry-Level3 Years$925,000$5,325,000
Bemström, EmilColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMay 14, 2019Entry-Level3 Years$925,000$4,900,000
Dubois, Pierre-LucColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 29, 2016Entry-Level3 Years$925,000$10,275,000
Vigneault, SamColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 16, 2017Entry-Level2 Years$925,000$1,850,000
Kivlenieks, MatissColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMay 25, 2017Entry-Level3 Years$925,000$3,200,000
Tarasov, DaniilColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMay 4, 2019Entry-Level3 Years$925,000$2,775,000
Gavrikov, VladislavColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsApril 13, 2019Entry-Level2 Years$925,000$2,700,000
Milano, SonnyColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsSeptember 20, 2014Entry-Level3 Years$925,000$3,882,500
Rychel, KerbyColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsDecember 31, 2013Entry-Level3 Years$925,000$3,825,000
Wennberg, AlexanderColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMay 26, 2014Entry-Level3 Years$925,000$4,200,000
Dano, MarkoColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 6, 2014Entry-Level3 Years$925,000$2,775,000
Peeke, AndrewColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsApril 1, 2019Entry-Level3 Years$916,667$4,475,000
Korpisalo, JoonasColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 9, 2017Standard (RFA)2 Years$900,000$1,800,000
Texier, AlexandreColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMay 22, 2018Entry-Level3 Years$897,500$2,775,000
Foudy, LiamColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 30, 2018Entry-Level3 Years$894,167$3,900,000
Carlsson, GabrielColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsApril 19, 2016Entry-Level3 Years$894,166$2,775,000
Collins, RyanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsApril 5, 2017Entry-Level3 Years$880,833$2,775,000
Robinson, EricColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 25, 2019Standard (RFA)1 Year$874,125$874,125
Merzlikins, ElvisColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMay 15, 2019Standard (RFA)1 Year$874,125$874,125
Milano, SonnyColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 15, 2019Standard (RFA)1 Year$874,125$874,125
MacInnis, RyanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 16, 2019Standard (RFA)1 Year$874,125$874,125
Stenlund, KevinColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMay 23, 2017Entry-Level3 Years$864,166$2,775,000
D'Amigo, JerryColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 29, 2014Standard (RFA)1 Year$850,500$850,500
Goloubef, CodyColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 27, 2013Standard (RFA)1 Year$826,875$826,875
Sedlak, LukasColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 21, 2017Standard (RFA)2 Years$825,000$1,650,000
Nutivaara, MarkusColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMay 3, 2016Entry-Level2 Years$817,500$1,850,000
Bittner, PaulColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsAugust 20, 2015Entry-Level3 Years$809,167$2,775,000
Fix-Wolansky, TreyColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 15, 2019Entry-Level3 Years$809,166$2,775,000
McElhinney, CurtisColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 24, 2015Standard (UFA)2 Years$800,000$1,600,000
Benoît, AndréColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 1, 2017Standard (UFA)1 Year$800,000$800,000
Dano, MarkoColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsAugust 8, 2019Standard (UFA)1 Year$800,000$800,000
Lilja, JakobColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 15, 2019Entry-Level1 Year$792,500$925,000
Maletta, JordanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 21, 2016Entry-Level3 Years$792,500$2,775,000
Dansk, OscarColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMay 26, 2014Entry-Level3 Years$775,833$2,775,000
Heatherington, DillonColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 1, 2015Entry-Level3 Years$770,833$2,775,000
Davidsson, JonathanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMay 4, 2018Entry-Level3 Years$768,333$2,550,000
Kukan, DeanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 1, 2015Entry-Level2 Years$767,500$1,535,000
Fortier, MaximeColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsNovember 3, 2017Entry-Level3 Years$759,166$2,775,000
Graves, JacobColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 5, 2016Entry-Level3 Years$750,833$2,775,000
Scott, JustinColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsApril 15, 2016Entry-Level3 Years$750,833$2,775,000
Gibbons, BrianColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 4, 2014Standard (UFA)1 Year$750,000$750,000
Gerbe, NathanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJanuary 25, 2018Standard (UFA)1 Year$750,000$750,000
Dalpe, ZacColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsFebruary 27, 2019Standard (UFA)2 Years$750,000$1,500,000
Goloubef, CodyColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMay 28, 2015Standard (RFA)2 Years$750,000$1,300,000
Letestu, MarkColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsSeptember 27, 2018Standard (UFA)1 Year$750,000$750,000
Hännikäinen, MarkusColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 17, 2019Standard (RFA)1 Year$750,000$750,000
Gallant, BrettColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 2, 2015Standard (UFA)2 Years$750,000$1,500,000
Korpisalo, JoonasColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 21, 2014Entry-Level3 Years$742,500$2,775,000
Abramov, VitalyColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsDecember 23, 2016Entry-Level3 Years$730,833$2,825,000
Kukan, DeanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 14, 2018Standard (RFA)2 Years$725,000$1,450,000
Somerby, DoyleColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsAugust 21, 2017Entry-Level2 Years$725,000$1,500,000
Dalpe, ZacColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 9, 2017Standard (UFA)2 Years$725,000$1,450,000
Broadhurst, AlexColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 18, 2018Standard (UFA)1 Year$725,000$725,000
Salituro, DanteColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 1, 2016Entry-Level3 Years$725,000$2,200,000
Prapavessis, MichaelColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsSeptember 27, 2018Entry-Level2 Years$725,000$1,450,000
Kolesar, KeeganColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsDecember 20, 2015Entry-Level3 Years$722,500$2,775,000
Tynan, T.J.Columbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsApril 1, 2014Entry-Level2 Years$717,500$1,850,000
Hännikäinen, MarkusColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsApril 20, 2015Entry-Level2 Years$717,500$1,850,000
Thürkauf, CalvinColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsDecember 30, 2016Entry-Level3 Years$714,444$2,215,000
Savard, DavidColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 17, 2013Standard (RFA)1 Year$709,275$709,275
Anderson, JoshColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsNovember 12, 2013Entry-Level3 Years$709,167$2,775,000
Bjorkstrand, OliverColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsDecember 26, 2013Entry-Level3 Years$709,167$2,800,000
Somerby, DoyleColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 29, 2019Standard (RFA)1 Year$700,000$700,000
Clendening, AdamColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 25, 2019Standard (RFA)2 Years$700,000$1,400,000
Kukan, DeanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 9, 2017Standard (RFA)1 Year$700,000$700,000
Scott, JustinColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 10, 2019Standard (RFA)1 Year$700,000$700,000
Clendening, AdamColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 1, 2018Standard (UFA)1 Year$700,000$700,000
Siebenaler, BlakeColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 2, 2015Entry-Level3 Years$695,000$2,825,000
Sherwood, KoleColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 7, 2015Entry-Level3 Years$694,444$2,500,000
Moutrey, NickColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 6, 2015Entry-Level3 Years$692,500$2,775,000
Simpson, DillonColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 1, 2018Standard (UFA)2 Years$675,000$1,350,000
Skille, JackColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 7, 2013Standard (UFA)1 Year$675,000$675,000
Harrington, ScottColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 21, 2017Standard (RFA)2 Years$675,000$1,350,000
Hännikäinen, MarkusColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 21, 2017Standard (RFA)2 Years$675,000$1,350,000
Gerbe, NathanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 15, 2018Standard (UFA)2 Years$675,000$1,350,000
Zaar, DanielColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMay 31, 2014Entry-Level3 Years$666,667$2,000,000
Tyrell, DanaColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 27, 2014Standard (RFA)1 Year$655,000$655,000
Forsberg, AntonColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMay 28, 2013Entry-Level3 Years$655,000$2,100,000
Duclair, AnthonyColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 5, 2018Standard (UFA)1 Year$650,000$650,000
Forsberg, AntonColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 17, 2016Standard (RFA)1 Year$650,000$650,000
Broadhurst, AlexColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 23, 2017Standard (RFA)1 Year$650,000$650,000
Cross, TommyColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 1, 2018Standard (UFA)1 Year$650,000$650,000
Schroeder, JordanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 27, 2017Standard (RFA)2 Years$650,000$1,300,000
Gaunce, CameronColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 1, 2017Standard (UFA)1 Year$650,000$650,000
Chaput, MichaelColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 23, 2015Standard (RFA)1 Year$650,000$650,000
Yevenko, OlegColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsOctober 1, 2015Entry-Level1 Year$650,000$650,000
Bodnarchuk, AndrewColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 2, 2015Standard (UFA)1 Year$650,000$650,000
Gagner, SamColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsAugust 1, 2016Standard (UFA)1 Year$650,000$650,000
Harrington, ScottColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 25, 2016Standard (RFA)1 Year$632,500$632,500
Sifers, JaimeColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 2, 2015Standard (UFA)2 Years$625,000$1,250,000
Goloubef, CodyColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 7, 2014Standard (RFA)1 Year$625,000$625,000
Tropp, CoreyColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 8, 2014Standard (RFA)2 Years$625,000$1,250,000
Collins, SeanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 8, 2014Standard (RFA)1 Year$620,000$620,000
Sedlak, LukasColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsApril 10, 2013Entry-Level3 Years$613,333$1,840,000
Ramage, JohnColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 2, 2016Standard (UFA)2 Years$612,500$1,225,000
Erixon, TimColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 15, 2014Standard (RFA)1 Year$600,000$600,000
Ramage, JohnColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 3, 2015Standard (UFA)1 Year$600,000$600,000
Weber, WillColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 9, 2014Standard (RFA)1 Year$600,000$600,000
Falk, JustinColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMay 31, 2015Standard (UFA)1 Year$600,000$600,000
McElhinney, CurtisColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMay 24, 2013Standard (UFA)1 Year$600,000$600,000
McElhinney, CurtisColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 23, 2014Standard (UFA)1 Year$600,000$600,000
Craig, RyanColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 5, 2013Standard (UFA)2 Years$600,000$1,200,000
Tynan, T.J.Columbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 25, 2016Standard (RFA)1 Year$600,000$600,000
Larkin, ThomasColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 5, 2013Entry-Level2 Years$600,000$1,200,000
Bass, CodyColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 4, 2013Standard (UFA)1 Year$600,000$600,000
Sedlak, LukasColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMay 25, 2016Standard (RFA)1 Year$600,000$600,000
Broadhurst, AlexColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 25, 2016Standard (RFA)1 Year$600,000$600,000
McNeill, PatrickColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 6, 2013Standard (UFA)1 Year$600,000$600,000
McKenna, MikeColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 5, 2013Standard (UFA)1 Year$595,000$595,000
Parlett, BlakeColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 19, 2013Standard (RFA)1 Year$577,500$577,500
Madaisky, AustinColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 8, 2015Standard (RFA)1 Year$575,000$575,000
St-Denis, FrédéricColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 7, 2013Standard (UFA)1 Year$575,000$575,000
Bergeron, Marc-AndreColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsFebruary 28, 2017Standard (UFA)1 Year$575,000$575,000
Yevenko, OlegColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsMarch 7, 2016Standard (RFA)1 Year$575,000$575,000
St-Denis, FrédéricColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJune 30, 2014Standard (UFA)1 Year$550,000$550,000
Smith, JeremyColumbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue JacketsJuly 6, 2013Standard (RFA)1 Year$550,000$550,000
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