Doug Armstrong is coming home, and he's bringing the Stanley Cup with him.
Doug Armstrong is coming home, and he’s bringing the Stanley Cup with him.
The St. Louis Blues general manager and Sarnia native will return to his hometown Friday, July 26, with the NHL championship trophy.
Armstrong will be joined by Blues amateur scout Dan Ginnell, who’s from Sarnia as well.
They’ll also have the Conn Smythe Trophy, which goes to the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Veteran centre Ryan O’Reilly was this year’s winner.
The trophies will be outside of Bayside Centre’s Limbo Lounge at 196 Christina St. N. from 1:30-4 p.m.
All are welcome. A $5 donation will be required to take a photo with the trophies. Proceeds go to minor hockey in Sarnia.
Lochiel Street east of the mall’s Christina Street entrance will be closed to traffic during the celebration.
Call the Sarnia Sting box office at 519-541-1717 or Limbo Lounge at 519-344-6097 with questions.
The Blues won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history last month by beating the Boston Bruins in a seven-game final.
Armstrong, 54, has been with the Blues for 11 seasons, including the past nine as GM. He’s also their president of hockey operations.
He won the NHL’s General Manager of the Year Award in 2012 and was a finalist this year.
He joined the Blues in the 2008-09 season after spending 17 years with the Dallas Stars, including six as general manager.
His father, Neil, is a former NHL linesman who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991.