Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/16/13
General manager Doug Armstrong signed a five-year contract extension with the St. Louis Blues, the team announced Wednesday. Armstrong was rewarded after the Blues won their first Central Division title since 2000 with 109 points, the second-highest total in the league. He was named the NHL's general manager of the year in 2012. The extension runs through the 2017-18 season. "I just thought this was very important to the future of the Blues' franchise," owner Tom Stillman said, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Doug has just been recognized by his peers as the best general manager in the National Hockey League, and that is solidly backed by the work that he has done here for the St. Louis Blues." Armstrong, 48 joined the Blues in 2008 after 17 years with the Dallas Stars. He was promoted to general manager in July 2010.
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