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Robert Richard Armstrong (April 7, 1931 – November 6, 1990) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman.

Bob Armstrong
Born (1931-04-07)April 7, 1931
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died November 6, 1990(1990-11-06) (aged 59)
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Boston Bruins
Playing career 1950–1962



Armstrong played junior hockey with the Stratford Kroehlers and broke into the NHL with the Boston Bruins in the 1950–51 season. Armstrong was known as a hard-hitting defenceman and could be found on the Boston blueline for every one of his 542 career NHL games. He was involved in many fights and made it to the Stanley Cup Finals three times, in 1953, 1957 and 1958. His team never won, however, losing each time to the Montreal Canadiens.

He went on to be a master at Lakefield College School and died on November 6, 1990.

Awards and achievementsEdit

  • Played in NHL All-Star Game (1960)

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