The Columbus Blue Jackets have fired Jarmo Kekalainen, the longest-tenured general manager in the franchise’s history.

Kekalainen, 57, was hired in February 2013 by the Blue Jackets, becoming the first European-born general manager in the NHL.

The Blue Jackets have the worst record in the Eastern Conference with a .404 points percentage in 52 games (16-26-10). The Jackets last made the playoffs in 2019-20. Under Kekalainen, Columbus qualified for the postseason five times but won only a single playoff series — their shocking 2019 first-round upset of first-place Tampa Bay in a sweep.