Jun 20, 2012, 8:04 PM EDT
The St. Louis Blues broke out this season, winning the Central Division title and capturing the second seed in the Western Conference. On Wednesday, the architect of that rising franchise, Doug Armstrong was selected as the NHL’s General Manager of the Year.
This is just the third season that the award has been given out and the winner is selected by a panel of NHL executives, all 30 GMs, and the print and
Armstrong beat out Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon by a score of 119 to 88 in the voting. Nashville Predators GM David Poile was the third finalist and finished with 62 points.
The St. Louis Blues coach, Ken Hitchcock, was also recognized on Wednesday with the Jack Adams Award.
2010 – Don Maloney
2011 – Mike Gillis
- Stars win one night after Peverley collapse, give Miller first Blues loss 4
- Crosby, Pens continue recent dominance of Ovechkin, Caps 24
- Terry Trafford’s body found in Michigan on Tuesday 8
- PHT Extra: What happens if the Caps miss the playoffs? 17
- Wings can’t afford regulation loss to Jackets 6
- ‘It’s obvious Tortorella can’t come back next year,’ writes Vancouver reporter 60
- NHL on NBCSN: Capitals fight to earn first win vs. Penguins in 26 months 11
- Vanquished: Isles stun Canucks with seven-goal third period 27
- Peverley asked to return to game following ‘cardiac event’ 23
- Peverley hospitalized, conscious after collapsing on Stars bench (Update) 19
- BLOCKBUSTER: Lightning trade St. Louis to Rangers for Callahan (82)
- Kings make splash, acquire Gaborik from Columbus (72)
- Chiasson ‘shaken up’ by Peverley incident, won’t dress for Stars tonight (72)
- Steve Moore remains shocked, disgusted about Todd Bertuzzi attack (71)
- ‘It’s obvious Tortorella can’t come back next year,’ writes Vancouver reporter (60)