COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have mutually agreed to part ways with John Tortorella, the franchise’s winningest coach, following a six-year tenure, the team announced Sunday.
General manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced the decision a day after the Blue Jackets (17-26-12) finished last in the Central Division, concluding their season with a 5-4 overtime win against Detroit.
The 62-year-old Tortorella was in the final season of his contract.
Tortorella led the Blue Jackets to four straight playoff appearances after the team . . .