COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -John McConnell, the steel magnate and majority owner of the Columbus Blue Jackets, died Friday. He was 84.
The NHL club and Worthington Industries, the $3 billion-a-year steel processing company McConnell founded, announced the death.
No further details were immediately released.
McConnell led a group of investors who brought the NHL to Columbus. The Blue Jackets played their first game in 2000.
He also was an early investor in Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew and a former minority owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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