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Colby Armstrong
ColbyArmstrong
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
187 lb (85 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Atlanta Thrashers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born November 23 1982 (1982-11-23) (age 34),
Lloydminster, SK
NHL Draft 21st overall, 2001
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 2002 – present


Colby Joseph Armstrong (born on November 23, 1982 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian professional player currently playing for the Atlanta Thrashers.


Playing careerEdit

Armstrong was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft as the 21st pick overall.

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.

Pittsburgh traded Armstrong on February 26, 2008 to the Atlanta Thrashers along with Angelo Esposito, Erik Christensen, and a first round pick in exchange for Marián Hossa and Pascal Dupuis.


Personal LifeEdit

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 statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Sask. Blazers SMHL 33 21 19 40 103 - - - - -
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
2002–03 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 73 7 11 18 76 3 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 67 10 17 27 71 24 3 1 4 45
2004–05 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 80 18 37 55 89 10 4 2 6 14
2005–06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 47 16 24 40 58 - - - - -
2005–06 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 31 11 18 29 44 - - - - -
2006–07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 12 22 34 67 5 0 1 1 11
2007–08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 54 9 15 24 50 - - - - -
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 18 4 7 11 6 - - - - -
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 22 18 40 75 - - - - -
NHL totals 281 63 86 149 256 5 0 1 1 11


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