Blues agree to contract extension with longtime GM Doug Armstrong

St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong. (Jeff Roberson/CP)

The St. Louis Blues are extending the contract of president of hockey operations and general manager Doug Armstrong.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed but the Blues say Armstrong will remain with the team for the next five seasons. His previous contract had one year remaining on it plus a team option for the 2022-23 campaign.

Armstrong began his career in an NHL front office with the Dallas Stars in 1991, winning a Stanley Cup in 1999 as an assistant general manager before being named GM in 2002.

After the Stars fired him in 2007, Armstrong joined the Blues as director of player personnel in 2008 and officially took over as general manager in 2010.

With the acquisition of Ryan O'Reilly and the drafting of Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz and Alex Pietrangelo, the 56-year-old is largely responsible for building the 2019 Stanley Cup-winning Blues, which is to date the only championship win in franchise history. Internationally, Armstrong has filled a variety of roles with Hockey Canada and will be the general manager for Canada's men's hockey entry at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

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