The new president of the American Hockey League certainly knows where Springfield is. He played here.
The Board of Governors elected, unanimously over the weekend Scott Howson as President and Chief Executive officer of the league beginning in July.
He will succeed Dave Andrews who is retiring from the post.
Howson is from Toronto has been more than 25 years as an executive of the Edmonton Oilers and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Howson was a prolific goal scorer who played 110 games in the AHL with the Springfield Indians. He played during the 84, 85 and 86 seasons.
He has championship rings as a player with both the IHL and CHL.
Howson is 59 and has a law background as well.
He is married and has a son and two daughters.