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Derek Armstrong

Derek Armstrong  #17

Center
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: April 23, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 197 DRAFTED: NYI / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 6th   (128th overall)
AHL Second All-Star Team (2000) Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (AHL Playoff MVP) (2000) AHL First All-Star Team (2001) John P. Sollenberger Trophy (AHL Leading Scorer) (2001) Les Cunningham Award (AHL MVP) (2001) Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 28, 1997. Loaned to Hartford (AHL) by Ottawa, October 28, 1997. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 10, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss) with NY Rangers retaining NHL rights, July 18, 2001. Traded to Los Angeles by NY Rangers for Los Angeles' 6th round choice (Chris Holt) in 2003 Entry Draft, July 16, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss), October 12, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Rapperswil (Swiss), February 13, 2005. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, September 8, 2009.
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This is a great day for me. This is something I've been thinking about for a long time. This is a great opportunity that the St. Louis Blues organization, (owner) Tom Stillman and Doug Armstrong are giving me and trusting me in doing...This is going to be a great challenge for me.

— Martin Brodeur, after announcing his retirement as an NHL player and becoming a senior adviser with the Blues on Thursday