Worldwide and St. Louis Blues Chairman, Dave Checketts announced today
that the club has signed John Davidson, President of Hockey Operations,
to a multi-year contract extension. As per team policy, terms of the deal
were not disclosed.
was our first hire as an ownership group" said Checketts. "We
believed then and still believe now in his ability to rekindle the passion of
the Blues in St. Louis. Along the way John has played a lead role in helping to
rebuild the St. Louis Blues both on and off the ice. He became the
face of the franchise at a time when it was dearly needed and his hands have
been on the wheel steering it in the right direction ever since. We feel that
we have one of the preeminent front offices in the National Hockey League and
that The Blues are now well positioned for long term success.
Congratulations to John and Diana and thank you for all you have brought to St.
family and I are truly excited and blessed" said Davidson.
"Since day one, we have been embraced by St. Louis and have
developed an emotional bond with this City and our fans, who are the lifeblood
of this franchise. I would like to thank Dave Checketts and Mike McCarthy
who saw it fit to offer me this job almost five years ago. They have given
me great guidance ever since but most importantly, they have allowed us to
develop a plan, have faith in it and stay the course. With the help of
Larry Pleau, Doug Armstrong, Al MacInnis and the rest of the hockey operations
staff, we have been able to move the franchise in the right direction, headed
for great things. My family and I look forward to being part of The Blues
for many years to come."