Originally posted on PredsOnTheGlass  |  Last updated 6/20/12
After having been nominated all three seasons that the GM of the Year award has been given, David Poile finished third in the voting as St Louis' Doug Armstrong took home the award. Poile actually received the second highest total of first place votes but did not garner as many second and third pace votes.

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Blues' Armstrong Named General Manager of the Year

Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues is the 2011-12 winner of the NHL General Manager of the Year Award. Voting for this award was conducted among the 30 Club General Managers and a panel of NHL executives, print and broadcast media at the conclusion of the regular season.

Armstrong oversaw a Blues renaissance reflected by their 49-22-11 record and first Central Division title since 1999-2000. Adding to a talented nucleus of Blues draft picks that includes David Backes, T.J. Oshie, David Perron and Alex Pietrangelo, Armstrong signed unheralded free agent goaltender Brian Elliott, who led the NHL with a 1.56 goals-against average and .940 save percentage. He also acquired veteran forwards Jason Arnott and Jamie Langenbrunner. After the Blues started the season 6-7-0, Armstrong made a change behind the bench by bringing in 500-game winner and
Stanley Cup champion head coach Ken Hitchcock, who led St. Louis to a 43-15-11 record.

          2011-2012 NHL General Manager of the Year Award Voting

               Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd)
   1.Doug Armstrong, STL    119   (16-11-6)
   2.Dale Tallon, FLA       88    (10-11-5)
   3.David Poile, NSH       62    (11-1-4)
   4.Glen Sather, NYR       17    (1-2-6)
   5.Paul Holmgren, PHI     17    (0-4-5)
   6.Bryan Murray, OTT      10    (0-2-4)
   7.Don Maloney, PHX 9     (0-2-3)
   8.Ken Holland, DET 8     (0-2-2)
   9.Mike Gillis, VAN 7     (0-2-1)
   10.Stan Bowman, CHI 5     (1-0-0)
   11.Greg Sherman, COL      3     (0-1-0)
   12.Lou Lamoriello, N.J.   1     (0-0-1)
     Ray Shero, PIT       1 (0-0-1)

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