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Bill Armstrong
Director of Amateur Scouting

Bill Armstrong joined the Blues in July of 2004 as an amateur scout and in August of 2010, he was named the club’s Director of Amateur Scouting, overseeing the Blues’ participation in the National Hockey League Entry Draft.

For six seasons (2004-2010) as an amateur scout with the Blues, Armstrong scouted players in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and was responsible for the Blues drafting David Perron and Jake Allen. Prior to joining the Blues, Armstrong spent six seasons as a coach in the American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL.

Armstrong began his coaching career with the AHL’s Providence Bruins in 1998 as an assistant. Providence won the 1999 Calder Cup Championship and the following season they would return to the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals. Armstrong was named the head coach of Providence prior to the start of the 2000-01 season, a position he held for two seasons (2000-02). In his first season (2000-01), he led the Bruins to the best start in team history (16-4-1-2) and was named head coach of the Planet USA All-Star Team. He posted a 70-64-18-8 record in his two seasons as a head coach in Providence. Following his stint in Providence, Armstrong spent two seasons (2002-04) as the head coach of the Trenton Titans of the ECHL where he registered a 75-52-17 record.
A native of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Armstrong played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and captured the Memorial Cup with the Oshawa Generals in 1990. He was selected in the third round (46th overall) by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1990. Armstrong played nine seasons in the AHL and the International Hockey League (IHL), appearing in 543 games, recording 74 points (10 goals, 64 assists) and 1,443 penalty minutes.