Doug Armstrong has officially been named the General Manager for Team Canada’s World Cup effort in 2016, his seventh go around with the national team.
The current General Manager of the St. Louis Blues, Armstrong has been on management teams that have won the Stanley Cup, Olympic gold medal and a World Championship title. A native of Sarnia, Ont., Armstrong had a hand in Canada most recent Olympic gold as the assistant General Manager to Steve Yzerman.
Armstong will be assisted by Ken Holland (Detroit), Marc Bergevin (Montreal) and Rob Blake (LA Kings), all are currently employed as general or assistant General Managers in the NHL.
The tournament, which was announced earlier this year by the NHL and the IIHF, will return to Canada in September of 2016 after a 12 year hiatus. During the last edition in 2004, Canada secured gold after defeating Finland 3-2 in the finals. 2016’s event will have eight teams, with the United States, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic, as well as two all-star teams, all taking part.
Initial rosters featuring at least 16 players must be named by March 1, 2016, with the final rosters having to be finalized on June 1st.
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