Hockey Canada announced today that St. Louis Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong has been named General Manager of Team Canada for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
Hockey Canada also named Montreal General Manager Marc Bergevin, Los Angeles Assistant General Manager Rob Blake, Detroit General Manager Ken Holland and Anaheim General Manager Bob Murray to the management staff.
The World Cup of Hockey will be played from Sept. 16 to Oct. 1, 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
This marks Armstrong’s second stint as General Manager of Team Canada as he previously served the role at the 2009 World Championships, where he captured a silver medal. The Sarnia, Ontario, native is a three-time gold medalist with Canada, winning at both the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics as the team’s Associate Director of Player Personnel and at the 2007 World Championships as a special advisor to then General Manager Steve Yzerman.
In addition, he earned silver medals at both the 2002 and 2008 World Championships as Assistant General Manager.
Armstrong and Yzerman are currently the only two General Managers in the NHL that are members of the “Triple Gold Club,” having been on the management staff for a Stanley Cup, an Olympic Gold Medal and a World Championship Gold Medal.
Armstrong became the 11th General Manager in Blues history in 2010 after serving three seasons as the Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and two seasons as the Vice President of Player Personnel. During his tenure, Armstrong has led the Blues to three of the top four regular season records in franchise history, two Central Division titles and four consecutive postseason appearances.
In addition, in 2011-12, he became the first-ever Blues recipient of the NHL’s General Manager of the Year award.