Fan favorite Jody Shelley back with CBJ!
- Updated: August 9, 2013
Just about a month after former CBJ fan favorite Jody Shelley retired from the NHL, he has decided to rejoin the Jackets! Ok, its not what everyone thinks, he wont be wearing a CBJ sweater and pounding Jordin Tootoo into the ice. But we may be hearing more of him on our radios, and may be seeing his face on our TV’s.
According to Shelley, he will be doing some color work with Bob McElligott on the radio side as well as possibly doing some TV work. Perhaps doing interviews in between the benches. Shelley also could be helping with the coaches radio show, but everything is still being put together.
With Shelley’s wife being from Columbus, and with Shelley still talked about among CBJ faithful as one of their favorite players in CBJ history, this, was destined to happen in my opinion. Having him as a part of this franchise again will bring even more energy to the already “pumped up” fans, that are desperately waiting for the season to start.
I still remember the first time I listened, yes I said listened, to a Jody Shelley fight on the radio, as called by George Matthews! From that point on, you knew Jody was going to be a fan favorite. I do have to admit that after he was traded to the San Jose Sharks, and he came back to Columbus for the first time, I boo’d him! Now it was after his tribute by the Blue Jackets during a time out, so I cheered and honored him, but then it was back to business! I despise the Sharks, so booing him and the Sharks was easy.
I am happy to have Jody Shelley back with Columbus Blue Jackets! Whether we hear him on the radio, see him on the TV, or live in the arena, I think we can all be excited to have a guy like him back with the team. Welcome back to Columbus Jody!