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Colby Armstrong

Colby Armstrong was injured during Battle of the Blades training and will no longer be competing.

Colby Armstrong was injured during Battle of the Blades training and will no longer be competing.

Colby Armstrong has always had his feet in both hockey and figure skates. He was born in Saskatchewan in the heart of Saskatoon. Armstrong found his passion for hockey, but has also always had a passion for figure skating — as his mother was a figure skating coach in his younger years. His professional hockey career began in 2001 in the NHL Entry draft, where he was drafted as 21st overall to the Pittsburgh Penguins, but didn't debut as a player until years later in 2005/2006. His game-winning goal helped Team Canada take home an Olympic Gold medal in 2007 against Finland. Armstrong went on to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as the Montreal Canadiens. 

He currently resides in Pittsburgh with his wife and children. Since his retirement in 2014 he has worked as an analyst for the Pittsburgh Penguins as well as an analyst for Sportsnet's NHL coverage. 

Before his injury, Armstrong was going to compete for STARS — Shock Trauma Air Rescue Services. STARS is dedicated to bringing emergency services to rural communities. Click here to learn more about the charity or to donate.