Blake Geoffrion hired as pro scout for Columbus Blue Jackets

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It didn't take Blake Geoffrion long to move on to the next stage of his hockey career.

After announcing his retirement on Monday at the age of 25 due to a head injury, the former Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens forward was hired by the Columbus Blue Jackets as a pro scout, the team announced Tuesday.

Geoffrion, a second-round pick by the Predators in 2006, is the grandson of Hall of Fame player Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion.

In 55 career games, Blake Geoffrion scored eight goals to go with five assists. He was injured last season after being hit in an American Hockey League game. He suffered a depressed skull fracture as a result of the hit.

"Anytime you do something for 25 years of your life and it's snatched away from you, it's tough," Geoffrion said, via Rob Mixer of the Blue Jackets. "I'm really excited to join a great organization led by great people. This has made me realize there's a lot more to life than playing hockey."

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