|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
180 lb (82 kg)
San Jose Sharks
|Born||November 8, 1984,|
Lloydminster, SK, CAN
|Pro Career||2004 – present|
Riley Armstrong (born November 8, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player playing for the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL. An undrafted player, he is the younger brother of Colby Armstrong, who currently plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Riley attended St. Joseph High School in Saskatoon along with his brother Colby.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
After playing minor hockey with the Saskatoon Redwings and figure skating out of Martensville and Saskatoon Figure Skating Club (coached by his mom Rosemary Armstrong), Riley left to play Midget AAA with the Yorkton Mallers where he scored 44 goals and 77 Points in 40 games and came 3rd in league scoring. Armstrong began playing for the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in the 2002–03 season, scoring 6 goals. He was then traded to the Everett Silvertips during the 2003–04 season in the WHL, scoring 18 goals.
On September 15, 2004, he was signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks. Armstrong was immediately sent down to the Cleveland Barons for two seasons, scoring a combined 12 goals. Armstrong spent the next three years with new Sharks affiliate, the Worcester Sharks before he made his NHL debut in the 2008-09 season with San Jose on November 29, 2008 in a 3-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes playing on a line with Jeremy Roenick and Jody Shelley.
On July 2, 2009, Armstrong signed with the Calgary Flames. He was then assigned to affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat. On March 3, 2010, Armstrong was traded to the Detroit Red Wings, linking up with their affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. He joined the Utah Grizzlies in November 2010, playing in two games and recording two assists and four penalty minutes. He was signed by Barys Astana on November 21, 2010. In late 2010 on December 29, Armstrong was signed on to play with Augsburger Panther of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the remainder of the season. Armstrong was signed to a contract by the Elmira Jackals on October 8, 2011. 
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2008–09||San Jose Sharks||NHL||2||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||17||3||2||5||14||—||—||—||—||—|
References[edit | edit source]
- Pavelski scores 2 in Sharks 3-2 win over Coyotes. Yahoo Sports (2008-11-29). Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
- Flames sign Garth Murray, Riley Armstrong. Calgary Flames (2009-07-02). Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
- Wings acquire Riley Armstrong. Detroit Red Wings (2010-03-03). Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
- "Panthers awarded the 11th foreigners licence; Riley Armstrong is from the KHL" (in German). Augsburger Panther (2010-12-29). Retrieved on 2011-03-15.
- "Jackals add Cousineau, Armstrong prior to home preseason contest". Elmira Jackals (2011-10-08). Retrieved on 2011-10-08.
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