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Canada names Armstrong as Olympics GM

Doug Armstrong Blues Doug Armstrong - The Canadian Press

Doug Armstrong will be the man tasked with leading Canada to gold at Milano-Cortina.

The St. Louis Blues' general manager has been named GM of Team Canada's entry at the 2026 Winter Olympics. Ryan Getzlaf and Scott Salmond will also be a part of the management team. 

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger notes that Armstrong is also expected to act as a lead for Canada's other management groups for the upcoming NHL 4 Nations Face-Off and the IIHF World Hockey Championships.

The 64-year-old Armstrong has extensive experience working with Hockey Canada, having been part of the management group at the 2010 and 2014 Olympics in which Canada won gold at back-to-back tournaments, as well as world championship teams that captured gold in 2007, 2016 and 2023 and the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

A native of Sarnia, Ont., Armstrong joined the Minnesota North Stars in 1990 and was promoted to GM of the Dallas Stars from 2002 to 2007.

In 2008, he was hired by the Blues as its director of player personnel and became the team's general manager in 2010.

Armstrong led the Blues to the franchise's first Stanley Cup victory in 2019.