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Hockey Canada names Armstrong general manager for 2022 Olympics

by St. Louis Blues / Press Release

St. Louis Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong has been selected to serve as general manager for Hockey Canada for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.

Armstrong previously served as a member of the management group for Hockey Canada in 2010 and 2014, helping the team win two gold medals.

The upcoming 2022 Olympics will be Armstrong's first as general manager.

"Under Doug's leadership, as well as that of our entire management group, we're thrilled to task them to lead us into 2022, with the opportunity to oversee our staff and players as they compete for an Olympic gold medal," Tom Renney, CEO of Hockey Canada, said in a statement.

Armstrong is in his 11th season as the general manager of the St. Louis Blues. He captured the first Stanley Cup in franchise history in 2019 and was named the NHL GM of the Year during the 2011-12 season. While with the Blues, Armstrong has signed, drafted or traded for such players as Ryan O'Reilly, Martin Brodeur, Jordan Binnington, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz, Brayden Schenn, Jay Bouwmeester and more.

Video: Armstrong on being named GM for Hockey Canada

Prior to arriving in St. Louis, Armstrong spent 16 seasons with the Dallas Stars, where he won the Stanley Cup as an Assistant General Manager in 1999.

Internationally, Armstrong's resume includes the 2016 World Cup of Hockey Championship as general manager, gold medals at the IIHF World Championship in 2007 (special assistant) and 2016 (senior advisor), and silver in 2008 (assistant general manager) and 2009 (general manager).

Armstrong will be joined by Associate General Manager Ken Holland, Assistant General Managers Ron Francis, Roberto Luongo, Don Sweeney and Senior Vice-President of National Teams Scott Salmond on the Hockey Canada management team.

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