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Pro Sports Daily:
Colby Armstrong was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft and after some seasoning in the minors he broke out with 40 points in 47 games as a rookie.
He’s had some solid seasons in the NHL since then but has never been able to relive that initial success. Now after two rough seasons he’s taking his services to the Vaxjo Lakers of the Swedish League.
The 30-year-old forward announced the move on Twitter and was extremely positive about the news and what he’s accomplished.
“Honestly gotta say it’s been a great ride over here” Armstrong tweeted. “What a life. Thanks to all the fans in all the cities I’ve played in here.
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The SHL’s Växjö Lakers have signed Colby Armstrong for the upcoming season. Armstrong was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Two seasons ago while a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, he tallied 1 goal, 2 assists, a -8 rating and 14 shots on goal. He tallied just 26 points as a [...]
Hello Sweden and the people of Vaxjo. Can't wait to bring family over and jump right in. So exciting #newchapter @vaxjolakers #beauts
— Colby Armstrong (@armdog) July 27, 2013