Former Montreal Canadien winger Colby Armstrong will be heading to overseas to continue his hockey career next season. After his only season in Montreal, Armstrong will move to Sweden, and suit up for the Vaxjo Lakers next year, in the Swedish Elite League.
The Saskatchewan native, is a veteran of nearly 500 NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Atlanta Thrashers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Canadiens, but saw his offensive skills dry up over the past two seasons, to the point he only scored 2 goals and 5 points, in 37 games with Montreal.
Armstrong earned 1 million, on a one year deal with the Canadiens this past season, but never earned more than a fourth line role with the team. He will be replaced by younger players, such as Ryan White and Gabriel Dumont.
Armstrong was an excellent teammate who will be missed in the dressing room, but his on ice play just did not warrant a contract extension from the Canadiens.