St. Louis Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong.
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Canada reportedly finds their General Manager for 2026 Olympics

Published March 14, 2024 at 10:47 PM

With just under two years until the National Hockey League returns to the Winter Olympics, Hockey Canada is beginning their planning process and have reportedly found their General Manager for the event.

According to TSN's Darren Dreger, St. Louis Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong will lead the management group in February 2026 in Milan-Cortina, Italy. Armstrong is also expected to be Canada's General Manager for other upcoming international tournaments as well including the World Championship and 2025 Four Nations Face-Off.

"More ahead on @SportsCentrein Insider Trading. Expect Hockey Canada to name Doug Armstrong the GM for Canada's 2026 Olympic Team. Armstrong is also expected to act as Lead for Canada's other management groups in prep for World Champs and Four Nations, etc." Dreger said.

The Sarnia, Ontario native is no stranger to working international events for Hockey Canada. Most recently, he served as Canada's General Manager for the 2023 IIHF World Hockey Championship and led the management group for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. In 2014, he was an Assistant General Manager as Canada captured the gold medal, in what would end up being the final Olympics with NHL players until 2026.

While it's subject to change due to Russia potentially not being allowed to participate, as of now, Canada is set to be in Group A at the 2026 Winter Olympics where they'll face the hosts, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland.

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