A native of Sarnia, Ontario, Armstrong was named the Blues’ Executive Vice President and General Manager on July 1, 2010 after serving two seasons for the Blues as their Vice President of Player Personnel. The 11th General Manager in Blues history, in 2011-12, Armstrong led the club to its first Central Division title since 2000, earning him the NHL’s 2012 General Manager of the Year award.
Neil Armstrong was a Hall of Fame NHL Linesman. Armstrong appeared in more games than Gordie Howe–1,744, in fact–and can boast that not one of them was a home game! The native of Plympton Township, near Sarnia, Ontario, was on the line for 22 years.
Major-General Jean-Robert Bernier
Originally from Sarnia, Major-General Jean-Robert Bernier graduated from the Royal Military College in 1982. Commissioned in Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, he served with Third Battalion in Victoria, the PPCLI Battle School, the Infantry School, and 1st Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters. He was Surgeon-General of Canada from 2012-2015 and then became Surgeon-General of NATO, the alliance of Western nations, from 2015-2018.
Born on July 1, 1966 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, a retired Canadian ice hockey centre man. Burr played in the NHL for parts of 16 seasons from 1984-2000.
Burr was drafted 7th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Burr played 878 career NHL games, scoring 181 goals and 259 assists for 440 points. He also garnered 1,069 penalty minutes.
In 2007, Burr was elected president of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association and was active in its efforts to raise money for children’s charities in Metro Detroit.