Docs Menu

Jarmo Kekalainen

Born:July 3, 1966Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Tampere, FINPosition:LW
Known For:Shoots/Catches:Left
National Team:Finland

Jarmo Kekäläinen (born July 3, 1966) is a Finnish professional ice hockey executive and former player who briefly played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators. Kekäläinen served as the general manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets before getting fired on Feb. 15, 2024.

Columbus Blue Jackets Jarmo Kekalainen
Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gary Wiepert)

Jarmo Kekalainen Statistics

Deeper Dive


  • NCAA (ECAC) First All-Star Team 1988-1989

Staff History

1995-96 HIFKSM-liigaGeneral Manager
 Ottawa SenatorsNHLScoutEuropean Scout
1996-97 HIFKSM-liigaGeneral Manager
 Ottawa SenatorsNHLScoutEuropean Scout
1997-98 HIFKSM-liigaGeneral Manager
 Ottawa SenatorsNHLScoutEuropean Scout
1998-99 HIFKSM-liigaGeneral Manager
 Ottawa SenatorsNHLScoutEuropean Scout
1999-00 Ottawa SenatorsNHLDir. of Player Personnel
2000-01 Ottawa SenatorsNHLDir. of Player Personnel
2001-02 Ottawa SenatorsNHLDir. of Player Personnel
2002-03 St. Louis BluesNHLDir. of Amateur Scouting
2003-04 St. Louis BluesNHLDir. of Amateur Scouting
2004-05 St. Louis BluesNHLDir. of Amateur Scouting
2005-06 St. Louis BluesNHLAsst. General Manager
2006-07 St. Louis BluesNHLAsst. General Manager
2007-08 St. Louis BluesNHLAsst. General Manager
2008-09 St. Louis BluesNHLAsst. General Manager
2009-10 St. Louis BluesNHLAsst. General Manager
2010-11 JokeritSM-liigaGeneral Manager
2011-12 JokeritSM-liigaGeneral Manager
2012-13 JokeritSM-liigaGeneral Manager
 Columbus Blue JacketsNHLGeneral ManagerReplaced Scott Howson midseason
2013-14 Columbus Blue JacketsNHLGeneral Manager
 FinlandOGAsst. General Manager
2014-15 Columbus Blue JacketsNHLGeneral Manager
2015-16 Columbus Blue JacketsNHLGeneral Manager
2016-17 FinlandWCupAsst. General Manager
 Columbus Blue JacketsNHLGeneral Manager
2017-18 Columbus Blue JacketsNHLGeneral Manager
2018-19 Columbus Blue JacketsNHLGeneral Manager
2019-20 Columbus Blue JacketsNHLGeneral Manager
2020-21 Columbus Blue JacketsNHLGeneral Manager
2021-22 Columbus Blue JacketsNHLGeneral Manager