Former Dallas Stars GM Doug Armstrong has reached a five-year deal to become the Director of Player Personnel for the St. Louis Blues. An official announcement could come as early as today.
Armstrong will work in an assistant capacity to current Blues GM Larry Pleau for the next two years, and then will take over the GM duties once Pleau's contract is up with the Blues. Pleau will most likely move to a different duty with the Blues once his two-year contract is up.
Armstrong was the assistant GM when the Stars won the Stanley Cup in 1999. He was expected to meet with officials from the Toronto Maple Leafs, but cancelled his scheduled appointment to take the job with the Blues.