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Report: Doug Armstrong will be Canada’s GM in 2016 World Cup

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St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong has been selected by Hockey Canada to serve as the nation’s general manager for the upcoming 2016 World Cup, according to Sportsnet’s John Shannon.

He’ll be assisted by Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland, Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin, and Los Angeles Kings assistant GM Rob Blake.

The upcoming World Cup will feature five other nations -- the United States, the Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden and Finland -- as well as Team Europe and Team North American Youngstars. Team Europe will feature players outside of the continent’s big four hockey nations while the youngsters squad only include players that are 23 years old and under.

In addition to his lengthy NHL resume, Armstrong has also done extensive work for Canada on the international stage. Most notably, he served as an assistant to Steve Yzerman in Canada’s gold medal-winning Olympic showings in 2010 and 2014.

Canada is expected to make his appointment official on Monday.

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