Blues give GM Armstrong contract extension

Dec 27, 2017 - 6:10 PM St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong signed a four-year contract extension with a club option for a fifth year, the team announced Wednesday. Armstrong has served as the Blues general manager since 2010 and was named General Manager of the Year two years later.

"It's certainly an exciting time for my wife and myself," Armstrong told the team website. "I certainly want to thank (chairman Tom) Stillman and the ownership group for the faith they've shown in our staff. We're looking forward to continuing down the path we are to have a good team that ends up as a championship team."

Armstrong has guided the team to six consecutive postseason berths, making the Blues one of only four teams to have accomplished that feat.

St. Louis owns a 337-185-56 mark since Armstrong became the team's general manager. The team sits third in the Central Division this season with a 23-13-2 record through 38 games.

"You certainly look at those positive trades, and there have been several of them," Stillman said. "But you probably look even more at the consistency on the ice, the consistency in our winning record, our playoff appearances, the number of rounds and very importantly, the way that Doug looks to ensure that we're going to have continued success in the future."

Armstrong spent two years as vice president of player personnel for the Blues before being named the 11th general manager in franchise history in July 2010.

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