Los Angeles Kings
Derek Armstrong
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DerekArmstrong
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 197
BIRTHDATE: 04/23/1973
BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: NYI: 1992-128 overall
SEASON HIGHS:

Goals: 1 (5x: Last, 4-2 at PHX)br>Assists: 1 (4x: Last, 3-31 vs. DAL)br>Points: 1 (9x: Last, 4-2 at PHX)br>+/-: Plus-1 (7x: Last, 4-11 vs. SJ)br>TOI: 14:53 (4-2 at PHX)br>Shots: 4 (11-29 vs. CHI)br>PIM: 17 (2-7 at NJ)br>
THIS SEASON: Scored a goal and played a season-high 14:53 April 2 at Phoenix...Earned 200th point as a King with an assist March 19 at Boston...Scored Jan. 10 vs. New Jersey after missing 13 games (seven with concussion-like symptoms)...Scored his first goal of the season, which was also the game-winning goal, Nov. 29 vs. Chicago.

2007-08: Recipient of the Kings Community Service Award for second consecutive year...Led Kings with plus-4 rating…Set career highs with 77 games played, 63 penalty minutes and 118 shots…Tied career high with two game-winning goals...Tied career high (fourth time in career) with three points (1-2=3) Feb. 15, 2008 vs. Calgary...Notched two assists Feb. 7, 2008 at Detroit...Recorded his 200th career point Jan. 31, 2008 at New York Islanders...Notched two points (1-1=2), including game-winning goal, Jan. 24, 2008 vs. Anaheim...Was a plus-3 Jan. 1, 2008 vs. Chicago... Notched two points (1-1=2) Dec. 10, 2007 vs. Vancouver...Scored first goal of the season and added an assist (1-1=2) Dec. 6, 2007 vs. Buffalo.

2006-07: 
Set career highs for games played (67), assists (33), points (44), penalty minutes (62), shots (109) and plus/minus (plus-13)…His plus-13 rating led the Kings…Finished second on the team in total face-offs taken (842) and face-off wins (403) while finishing with a face-off winning percentage of 47.9 percent…Took 21.4 percent of the Kings face-offs during the season…His 31 road points (10-21=31) ranked third on the club…Failed to score on one shootout attempt (0-for-1, 0 percent)…Agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension on February 14, 2007…Recorded his 100th assist as a King at Vancouver on January 26, 2007…Recorded a career high three assists and a season high plus-4 rating at Edmonton on December 28, 2006…Recorded his 100th NHL assist versus Phoenix on December 26, 2006…Skated in his 300th NHL game versus Dallas on December 16, 2006…Skated in his 200th career game as a King versus Pittsburgh on November 1, 2006…Voted by the media as the team’s Best Defensive Player…Also was selected by the Kings Care Foundation as the winner of the club’s Community Service award.  

2005-06:  Tied for third on the club with seven power play goals…Finished third on the club with a face-off winning percentage of 50.7 percent…Finished with seven multiple-point games…Had a plus-4 rating and nine points (2-7=9) in 10 October games...Recorded his 100th NHL point with a goal vs. Calgary on October 23, 2005...Recorded his first career NHL hat trick (in his 239th career NHL game) at Phoenix on December 29, 2005.   

2004-05:  Suited up for both Geneve-Servette and Rapperswil-Jona of the Swiss Elite League during the lockout. 

2003-04:  Set a career high with 14 goals…Finished sixth in club scoring with 35 points (in only 57 games; 14-21=35)…Began the season with 10 points (6-4=10) in his first 16 games before suffering a broken ring finger…Returned to the lineup on January 3, 2004, and played in the next 41 games picking up 25 points (8-17=25)…Averaged 17:00 of ice time per game…Won 52 percent of his face-offs…Played his 200th career NHL game at San Jose on March 13, 2004.

2002-03:  Began the season with the Kings AHL affiliate in Manchester…Recalled by the Kings on October 19, 2002, and remained with the club for the balance of the season…Tied for third in scoring for the Kings with 38 points (12-26=38)…Finished third on the Kings with 26 assists…Voted as the Unsung Hero award winner by his teammates.

2001-02:  Played for Bern of the Swiss Elite League…Tied for the club lead and finished tied for sixth in league scoring with 53 points (17-36=53)…Led his team with 36 assists. 

2000-01:  Won the John B. Sollenberger award as the American Hockey League’s leading scorer with 101 points (32-69=101)…Also won the Les Cunningham award as the league’s MVP…Named a First Team AHL All-Star…Led the Hartford Wolf Pack in scoring for the third straight season…Led the Wolf Pack and the league with 69 assists. 

1999-00:  Member of the AHL Calder Cup Champion Hartford Wolf Pack…Won the Jack A. Butterfield trophy as the playoff MVP…Tied for second in playoff scoring and co-led the Wolf Pack in postseason points with 23 (7-16=23)…Led Hartford in regular season scoring for the second straight season and finished third in the league with 82 points (28-54=82)…Selected as the club MVP for the second straight season…Named a Second Team AHL All-Star.  

1998-99:  Led the Wolf Pack in scoring and finished 11th overall in the AHL with 80 points (29-51=80)…Voted the club MVP by his Hartford teammates…Had five assists vs. Worcester on November 14, 1998…Won the Bauer Canadian Player of the Game honors at the AHL All-Star Game in Philadelphia. 

1995-96: Scored his first NHL goal (while skating with the New York Islanders) at Winnipeg (vs. Nikolai Khabibulin) on March 9, 1996. 

1994-95:  Member of the Turner Cup Champion Denver Grizzlies (IHL). 

1993-94:  Made his NHL debut with the New York Islanders vs. Florida on April 15, 1994…Finished second in scoring for the Salt Lake City Golden Eagles (IHL) with 58 points (23-35=58) as a first year pro. 

LAST AMATEUR CLUB:  Sudbury, OHL

PERSONAL:  Lives in Littleton, Colorado, with his wife Shannon and sons Dawson and Easton during the summer…has a boxer dog named Hudson…nickname is Army…favorite movies are Goodwill Hunting and Beautiful Girls…favorite actress is Vanessa Marcil…favorite actor is Will Farrell…favorite action hero is Spiderman…favorite band is Kiss…favorite NHL city other than LA is Chicago…favorite video game is Tiger Woods golf…favorite sport to play other than hockey is golf…favorite sport to watch other than hockey is women’s beach volleyball…favorite hockey moment is winning the Calder Cup…favorite professional athlete is Shawn White…favorite road arena is the Air Canada Center in Toronto…favorite vacation spot is Winter Park, Colorado…favorite TV show is Entourage…favorite restaurant is Mastro’s…favorite food is steak…favorite type of car is a Range Rover…favorite holiday is Christmas…favorite magazine is Men’s Health…childhood idol was his dad…favorite cereal is Mini-wheats…biggest pet peeve is ignorant people…first job was as a gas station attendant…supports the Children’s Hospital and Lupus Foundation…wants to be a Red Bull representative when his playing career is over…an interesting fact that not many people know about him is that he likes to shower with the lights off.