Blues sign GM Doug Armstrong to 4-year contract extension

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues have signed general manager Doug Armstrong to a four-year contract extension with a team option for a fifth year.

Armstrong, who is also the team’s president of hockey operations, is in his 10th season with the Blues. Since he became GM in 2010, the team has a 337-185-56 regular-season record (fourth-best in the NHL since the 2010-11) and has reached the playoffs six years in a row.

Armstrong spent 17 years with the Dallas Stars, including his final six as GM, helping lead the team to two Western Conference titles and the 1999 Stanley Cup. The native of Sarnia, Ontario, has also served Team Canada in various roles for years.

The Blues, who lead the Central Division and are tied for the best record in the conference coming out of the Christmas break, announced the move Wednesday.

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