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Riley Armstrong
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Born November 8, 1984 (1984-11-08) (age 34)
Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
DEL2 team
Former teams
EV Landshut
San Jose Sharks
Barys Astana
Augsburger Panther
SaiPa
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present

Riley Armstrong (born on November 8, 1984) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays with EV Landshut of the DEL2.

During the 2008-09 NHL season, he played two games with the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

For grades eleven & twelve, Riley attended Sacred Heart High School in Yorkton Sask while playing AAA Midget and also St. Joseph High School in Saskatoon along with his brother Colby Armstrong, who also played in the National Hockey League.

After playing minor hockey with the Saskatoon Redwings and figure skating out of Martensville and Saskatoon Figure Skating Club (coached by his mom Rosemary Armstrong), Riley left to play Midget AAA with the Yorkton Mallers where he scored 44 goals and 77 Points in 40 games and came 3rd in league scoring.

He began playing for the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in the 2002–03 season, scoring 6 goals.

Riley was then traded to the Everett Silvertips during the 2003–04 season in the WHL, scoring 18 goals.

On September 15, 2004, Riley was signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks. Armstrong was immediately sent down to the Cleveland Barons for two seasons, scoring a combined 12 goals.

He spent the next three years with new Sharks affiliate, the Worcester Sharks before making his NHL debut in the 2008-09 season with San Jose on November 29, 2008 in a 3-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes playing on a line with Jeremy Roenick and Jody Shelley.

On July 2, 2009, he signed with the Calgary Flames and then assigned to their affiliate team, the Abbotsford Heat.

On March 3, 2010, Riley was traded to the Detroit Red Wings, linking up with their affiliate team, the Grand Rapids Griffins.

In November of 2010, Riley joined the Utah Grizzlies, playing in two games and recording two assists and four penalty minutes. He was signed by Barys Astana on November 21, 2010.

On December 29, 2010, he was signed on to play with Augsburger Panther of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the remainder of the season.

On October 8, 2011, Riley was signed to a contract by the Elmira Jackals. After seven games with the team, he was signed to a PTO contract by the Binghamton Senators on November 17, 2011. He was later released back to Elmira on December 17, 2011.

On December 25, 2011, he signed with Finnish team SaiPa and finished the season with the team.

Without a contract extension offer from SaiPa, Riley had an unsuccessful try-out with HC Ambrì-Piotta of the Swiss NLA before returning to the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL for the commencement of the 2012–13 season where he was captain of the Grizzlies.

On July 19, 2013, Riley signed as a free agent to return to Europe on a one-year contract with German club, EV Landshut of the DEL2.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Kootenay Ice WHL 65 6 10 16 69 10 0 1 1 14
2003–04 Everett Silvertips WHL 69 18 26 44 119 21 5 4 9 46
2004–05 Cleveland Barons AHL 70 8 11 19 117
2005–06 Cleveland Barons AHL 64 4 5 9 67
2006–07 Worcester Sharks AHL 73 19 17 36 108 6 0 1 1 12
2007–08 Worcester Sharks AHL 64 15 19 34 91
2008–09 Worcester Sharks AHL 71 25 17 42 101 12 3 10 13 46
2008–09 San Jose Sharks NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Abbotsford Heat AHL 38 11 8 19 55
2009–10 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 17 3 2 5 14
2010–11 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 2 0 2 2 4
2010–11 Barys Astana KHL 9 1 0 1 16
2010–11 Augsburger Panther DEL 17 5 3 8 40
2011–12 Elmira Jackals ECHL 9 3 4 7 14
2011–12 Binghamton Senators AHL 5 1 2 3 6
2011–12 SaiPa SM-l 12 2 3 5 32
2012–13 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 38 16 21 37 120 4 2 1 3 10
2012–13 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 2 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 2
AHL totals 404 86 81 167 561 18 3 11 14 58
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