14 2018-19 ST. LOUIS BLUES YEARBOOK
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER / DIRECTOR OF AMATEUR SCOUTING
Bill Armstrong joined the Blues in July of 2004 as an amateur scout and in August of 2010, he was named the club’s
Director of Amateur Scouting. On Aug. 28, 2018, he was elevated to the assistant general manager position while
maintaining his duties as director of amateur scouting. In addition to aiding the general manager in hockey operations
decisions, Armstrong oversees the Blues’ participation in the National Hockey League Entry Draft. In seven
years since taking over as director, Armstrong has orchestrated the selections of impactful young talent such as
Jake Allen, Joel Edmundson, Robby Fabbri, Colton Parayko and Robert Thomas.
Prior to joining the Blues, Armstrong spent six seasons as a coach in the American Hockey League (AHL) and East
Coast Hockey League (ECHL). He began as an assistant coach with the AHL’s Providence Bruins in 1998, helping lead
the Bruins to the 1999 Calder Cup Championship. Armstrong was named the head coach of Providence prior to the
start of the 2000-01 season, a position he held for two seasons (2000-02). In his first season (2000-01), he led
the Bruins to the best start in team history (16-4-1-2) and was named head coach of the Planet USA All-Star Team.
Following his stint in Providence, Armstrong spent two seasons (2002-04) as the head coach of the Trenton Titans
of the ECHL.
A native of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Armstrong played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and captured
the Memorial Cup with the Oshawa Generals in 1990. Drafted in the third round by Philadelphia in 1990, Armstrong
played nine seasons in the AHL and the International Hockey League (IHL), appearing in 543 games, recording 74
points (10 goals, 64 assists) and 1,443 penalty minutes.
Bill and his wife Kristin have two children, Madison and Jamie, and reside in Rhode Island.