Report: Blues' Armstrong expected to be Canada's GM for 2022 Olympics
The man who put together the championship team at the last best-on-best men's international hockey tournament will likely be entrusted to do it again.
"(St. Louis Blues general manager) Doug Armstrong will be asked to come back and be GM of Canada's national team for the Olympics," TSN's Pierre LeBrun reported on the latest edition of "Insider Trading."
The NHL's participation in the 2022 Beijing Olympics is still not a certainty, as the league and the IOC still need to hammer out an agreement.
Armstrong assembled the Canadian team that won gold at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. The longtime executive was also part of the Canadian management groups that built championship clubs at the 2010 and 2014 Olympics as well as the World Championships in 2007 and 2016.
The executive constructed the St. Louis squad that won the Stanley Cup in 2019, becoming the first individual in management to join the Double Triple Gold Club by winning two titles in the NHL, a pair at the Olympics, and two more at the worlds.