|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
187 lb (85 kg)
|Born||November 23, 1982,|
|NHL Draft||21st overall, 2001|
|Pro Career||2002 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
In the 2005–06 season, he made his NHL debut, and had a superb rookie campaign, in which he played 47 games tallying 40 points (16G, 24A) and was a team-high plus-15.
Armstrong had three overtime goals for the Penguins in the 2006–07 season, beating Kari Lehtonen of the Atlanta Thrashers, Ed Belfour of the Florida Panthers, and Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Armstrong avoided an arbitration hearing, in 2006–2007 off-season, by re-signing him to two year deal that pays $1.2 million annually.
Armstrong became very close friends with former teammate Sidney Crosby while playing for the Penguins.
He was a member of the 2007 Canadian IIHF World Championship-winning team. His only goal of the tournament was the game-winning goal in the gold medal game against Finland in Moscow, which Canada won 4–2.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Armstrong and Melissa Lavelle, longtime partners, wed on June 20, 2009 at The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It is said that Sidney Crosby, Ryan Malone, Mark Eaton, and Scottie Upshall were in attendance.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|1998–99||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||1||0||1||1||0||-||-||-||-||-|
|1999–00||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||68||13||25||38||122||2||0||1||1||11|
|2000–01||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||72||36||42||78||156||21||6||6||12||29|
|2001–02||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||64||27||41||68||115||23||6||10||16||22|
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