Sunday, April 12, 2009

Colby Armstrong Honored as 2009 Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy Winner

Atlanta Thrashers forward Colby Armstrong was honored as this season’s Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy Winner, given annually to the team’s player who best embodies perseverance, dedication and hard work without reward or recognition, so that his teammates might succeed.

The trophy was presented in a special on-ice ceremony prior to tonight’s regular-season finale by the Snyder family, which included his father, Graham, mother, LuAnn, brother, Jake, and sister, Erika. Named in honor of former Thrasher Dan Snyder, the trophy has been awarded each season since 2003-04. Previous winners include Eric Perrin (2008), Vyacheslav Kozlov (2007), Niclas Havelid (2006) and Garnet Exelby (2004).

Armstrong, who is in his first full season with the Thrashers since being acquired from Pittsburgh in a trade on Feb. 26, 2008, has appeared in all 82 games this season and has set a career-high in goals with 21, while adding 18 assists. The 26-year-old native of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, has served as an alternate captain for the Thrashers this season.

Originally selected by Pittsburgh in the first round, 21st overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Armstrong has appeared in 281 NHL games with Pittsburgh and Atlanta, recording 148 points (62 goals, 86 assists).

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