The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Colby Armstrong to a two-year contract, it was announced Thursday by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
“Colby is another young guy who plays with passion, gives us versatility up front and brings an added physical dimension to our team,” Shero said. “We are confident he’ll continue to grow as a player and benefit from experiences like having played for Team Canada at the World Championships.”
Armstrong, 24, registered 34 points (12 goals, 22 assists) and recorded 67 penalty minutes in 80 games last season. He tied the Penguins record with three overtime goals in 2006-07 and scored each of his 12 goals when the game was tied or the Penguins were trailing.
The 6-2, 190-pound native of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, made his NHL debut with the Penguins in 2005-06. Armstrong has recorded 74 points (28 goals, 46 assists) in 127 NHL games. He was drafted by the Penguins in the first round (21st overall) of the 2001 Entry Draft.
Armstrong helped Team Canada capture a gold medal at the IIHF World Championship tournament in Moscow this past May. He registered one goal, which was the tournament-winning goal to defeat Finland, 4-2, to capture the medal.