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Hockey Canada recently announced that Doug Armstrong will lead as the manager, for Canadas Men’s Olympic Team at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. He will also head the management group overseeing Team Canada for events in the next two seasons.

In preparation for the 2026 Olympics Armstrong will work closely with a committee that includes Ryan Getzlaf as the player relations advisor. The committee also features Scott Salmond, Katherine Henderson and Pat McLaughlin in roles.

Armstrongs duties include managing Team Canada at the 2024 IIHF World Championship, 2025 NHL 4 Nations Face Off and 2025 IIHF World Championship. He will collaborate with executives to build and lead Canadas Men’s Olympic Team for the games. Getzlaf will support Armstrong and Salmond by connecting athletes with management groups to ensure an approach, across all teams and events.
McLaughlin showed trust in the choice of Armstrong and Getzlaf emphasizing their history in the NHL and global tournaments. Additionally he commended Scott Salmond for his impact, on Canadas teams at different levels over a span of more, than twenty years.