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Armstrong Signs 5-Year Extension

The Blues' General Manager will remain in St. Louis through 2017-18

Wednesday, 01.16.2013 / 12:01 PM / St Louis Blues - News
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Armstrong Signs 5-Year Extension
The Blues have given GM Doug Armstrong a contract extension through the 2017-18 season.


ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues announced Wednesday that they have signed Executive Vice President/General Manager Doug Armstrong to a five-year contract extension.

Armstrong was named the NHL’s General Manager of the Year this past season.

“We are thrilled to have Doug in St. Louis through the 2017-18 season and beyond,” said Blues Owner Tom Stillman. “He has been instrumental in returning the Blues to the top of the Central Division and was very deserving of the GM of the Year award. His vision in the draft process, and his prowess in the trade and free agent markets have positioned our organization to succeed well into the future.”

“My family and I are excited to remain with the Blues and in the St. Louis community,” said Armstrong. “It’s energizing to be in a city with such a welcoming and passionate fan base, and we are truly enjoying our experience here. On the ice, Ken Hitchcock and our coaching staff believe we have constructed the foundation necessary to compete year in and year out and deliver St. Louis its first Stanley Cup.”

Armstrong, an Alternate Governor, was named the Blues’ Executive Vice President and General Manager on July 1, 2010 after serving two seasons for the Blues as Vice President of Player Personnel. The 11th General Manager in Blues history, Armstrong led the club in 2011-12 to its first Central Division title since 2000, as well as a franchise record 30-6-5 mark at home.

During his tenure, Armstrong has brought in key members of the organization, including 2012 Jack Adams winner Ken Hitchcock, and 2012 Jennings Trophy winners Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott. In addition, he has extended the contracts of such core players as David Backes, Barret Jackman, T.J. Oshie, David Perron, Roman Polak and Alex Steen as well as orchestrated the additions of Jamie Langenbrunner, Kris Russell, Chris Stewart and Kevin Shattenkirk, and the drafts of Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko.

Overall, Armstrong has compiled an 87-60-22 (.598) record in two seasons as General Manager.

On the international level, Armstrong currently serves on Team Canada’s Management Group along with Steve Yzerman (Tampa Bay), Ken Holland (Detroit), Kevin Lowe (Edmonton), Bob Nicholson (Hockey Canada) and Brad Pascall (Hockey Canada). After winning gold with Team Canada at 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Armstrong joined Yzerman as the only two General Managers in the NHL that have been on the management staff for a Stanley Cup, Olympic gold medal and World Championship gold medal (Triple Gold Club).

Prior to joining the Blues, Armstrong spent 17 years with the Dallas Stars during which the franchise earned two Pacific Division titles, two Presidents’ Trophies, two Western Conference titles and the 1999 Stanley Cup championship.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 48 32 10 6 143 124 70
2 NSH 46 31 10 5 141 107 67
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 49 26 15 8 138 122 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 48 26 19 3 140 126 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
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11 DAL 47 21 19 7 146 154 49
12 MIN 47 21 20 6 130 138 48
13 ARI 47 16 25 6 108 160 38
14 EDM 48 12 27 9 110 160 33

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
V. Tarasenko 46 24 23 23 47
A. Steen 44 15 25 8 40
K. Shattenkirk 46 8 31 17 39
J. Schwartz 39 16 21 15 37
D. Backes 45 16 17 5 33
J. Lehtera 45 9 21 16 30
T. Oshie 38 13 15 11 28
A. Pietrangelo 46 4 23 0 27
P. Stastny 38 9 16 5 25
P. Berglund 45 6 9 -1 15
 
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B. Elliott 13 5 2 .930 1.86
J. Allen 13 5 2 .900 2.65

 
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