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Columbus hires former player Modin as adviser

Columbus Blue Jackets v Calgary Flames

Columbus Blue Jackets v Calgary Flames

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Much like the Boston Bruins, the Columbus Blue Jackets bolstered their front office group with familiar former NHL players on Saturday.

The Blue Jackets hired Fredrik Modin as an adviser while Dan Hinote returns to the fold after taking off the 2014-15 season to attend to a “family matter,” according to the Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline.

Modin last played in the NHL during the 2010-11 season, collecting 10 points in 40 games. He spent a healthy chunk (four out of 14 seasons) of his NHL career in Columbus, including a 22-goal campaign.

Chances are, Modin will probably talk more about his Stanley Cup run with the Lightning back in 2004, a postseason in which he played the best hockey in his career.

Hinote also has tons of experience to his name, so the Blue Jackets’ front office is getting a nice boost in practical experience.