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 Predator and Montreal Canadien forward was hired by the Columbus Blue Jackets as a pro scout, the team announced on Tuesday.

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

He scored eight goals to go with five assists in 55 career games. 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."