St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong will lead Canada’s management team for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, reports John Shannon.
Hockey Canada will announce on Monday that Armstrong will serve as GM and have fellow NHL front office personnel Ken Holland, Marc Bergevin and Rob Blake on his staff, according to Shannon.
Holland and Bergevin currently work as GMs for the Red Wings and Canadiens, respectively. Blake is an assistant GM with the Kings.
Armstrong, a native of Sarnia, Ont., is no stranger to international competition, having worked as associate director of player personnel for the 2014 Olympic gold-medal winning Canadian team. He’s also held several other roles for the country during his career.
A former GM of the Dallas Stars, he’s a member of the “Triple Gold Club,” having been on management teams for a Stanley Cup, Olympic gold medal and World Championship gold medal.
It was announced earlier this year that the World Cup of Hockey would return after a 12-year hiatus. It will be held in Toronto in September and October of 2016 and is a joint effort of the NHLPA and NHL, in co-operation with the International Ice Hockey Federation.