Hershey Bears Alumni: Bill Armstrong

Hershey Bears of the past. A Blog devoted to the past players of the American Hockey Leagues Hershey Bears. Once a week a former Bear will be profiled. Learn about the individuals who made the Bears the greatest team in minor league hockey history.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Bill Armstrong

Bill Armstrong was born in London, Ontario and has returned to London as a Real Estate Agent. In between, Armstrong had a successful professional career which included 192 games with the Hershey Bears from 1989-1992. Armstrong scored 72 goals during his stay in Chocolatetown.
The 40 year old made his only NHL appearance during the 1990-91 season with the Philadelphia Flyers. Other Pro stops included Utica, Albany, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Detroit , Orlando, Kansas City and Grand Rapids.
During his career, Armstrong perfected the lacrosse style goal University Of Michigan's Mike Legg made famous in 1997. Truth be known, it was Armstrong who taught the London-native Legg how to do the move. Armstrong scored a 8 lacrosse style goals during his pro career.
Armstong is married with a son and daugter. He also coached the Senior "A" Brantford Blast during the 2005-2006 season. This season, Armstrong serves as Assistant Coach of the Guelph Storm of the OHL.


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