Doug Armstrong, Steve Yzerman and Shane Doan to form Canada’s World Hockey Championship leadership team
Hockey Canada has announced that St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong will serve as team manager for the upcoming World Men’s Hockey Championship in Latvia and Finland.
Armstrong previously served as assistant general manager at the 2010 and 2014 Olympics, winning gold at both. He was the lead manager for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, another event won by Canada. He has been involved in Canada’s world championship efforts at various times, helping to win silver as general manager in 2009. Armstrong currently serves as general manager and president of hockey operations with the St. Louis Blues, winning the 2019 Stanley Cup – the franchise’s only championship. history.
Detroit’s Steve Yzerman will also serve as associate general manager, while Shane Doan will serve as assistant general manager. Yzerman won gold as a player at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City and won silver at the 1985 and 1989 World Championships. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and Hall of fame of the IIHF, and also led Canada to two Olympic gold medals as general manager.
Doan has recently played an important role in Canada’s international efforts, serving as general manager of Olympic teams and world championships last year. Currently director of hockey administration for Arizona, Doan also served as Canada’s general manager at the Spengler Cup this year and was part of Canada’s management team that won gold at the 2021 World Championship. As a player, Doan won two world championships, finished second three times and won the 2004 World Cup with Canada.
“Doug, Steve and Shane have enjoyed success in the NHL and at the Olympics, World Championships and World Cups, and Jim, Jamie and Tim bring crucial NHL experience,” said the senior vice president. of Hockey Canada, Scott Salmond. We are fortunate to have six people with extensive pedigrees dedicated to helping us achieve our goal of winning gold in Tampere and Riga.
Canada will open the 2023 tournament against Latvia on May 12. The tournament runs from May 12-28, with Canada looking to win gold for the third time in four years. The team has yet to announce its coaching staff or roster, but will do so in the coming weeks as other teams are eliminated from the NHL playoffs.