|CHRIS MacFARLAND, Assistant General Manager|
Chris MacFarland has been a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey operations department since prior to the 1999-00 NHL season and was named assistant general manager of the club in July 2008.
MacFarland is responsible for assisting General Manager Scott Howson in all hockey-related matters including scouting, player contract research and negotiations, salary cap management and arbitration, collective bargaining agreement administration, budgeting and team scheduling issues.
He is also the organization's liaison to the National Hockey League regarding matters pertaining to the collective bargaining agreement and oversees the hockey operations efforts of the club's minor league affiliates – the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League and Fort Wayne Komets of the CHL.
He originally joined the Blue Jackets in 1999, served as the club's manager of hockey operations from 2001-07 and was promoted to the position of assistant to the general manager in July 2007. He began his career as intern in the National Hockey League's New York office from 1993-94 and continued to work in the league's NHL Productions office while attending law school.
MacFarland was born on March 28, 1970 in the Bronx, New York. He played college hockey at Pace University, where he received a bachelor's degree in business in 1992 and graduated from the university's law school in 1998.
MacFarland and his wife, Chandra, are the parents of sons, Jake, Gavin and Sawyer, and daughter, Cara. The family resides in Powell.