Colby Armstrong

Position: RW ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 195 lbs. (88 kg)

Born: November 23, 1982 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
Draft: Pittsburgh, 1st round (21st overall), 2001 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Red Deer Rebels

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2005-06 23 PIT NHL 47 16 24 40 15 58 7 7 2 3 19 5 0 86 18.6 896 19:04
2006-07 24 PIT NHL 80 12 22 34 2 67 10 1 1 3 17 3 2 145 8.3 1346 16:50
2007-08 25 TOT NHL 72 13 22 35 4 56 12 1 0 3 20 1 1 113 11.5 183 1157 16:04 3 12 20.0 85 31 42 13
2007-08 25 PIT NHL 54 9 15 24 6 50 9 0 0 2 13 1 1 84 10.7 137 832 15:24 3 9 25.0 69 23 24 9
2007-08 25 ATL NHL 18 4 7 11 -2 6 3 1 0 1 7 0 0 29 13.8 46 325 18:02 0 3 0.0 16 8 18 4
2008-09 26 ATL NHL 82 22 18 40 5 75 19 3 0 2 17 1 0 141 15.6 212 1243 15:09 8 20 28.6 88 23 34 21
2009-10 27 ATL NHL 79 15 14 29 6 61 14 0 1 1 10 2 2 101 14.9 175 1169 14:48 10 10 50.0 74 29 61 22
2010-11 28 TOR NHL 50 8 15 23 -1 38 8 0 0 0 15 0 0 69 11.6 124 806 16:07 3 5 37.5 88 28 34 19
2011-12 29 TOR NHL 29 1 2 3 -8 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 14 7.1 26 270 9:19 7 11 38.9 37 5 6 7
2012-13 30 MTL NHL 37 2 3 5 1 12 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 33 6.1 54 414 11:12 9 12 42.9 36 21 10 8
3 yrs PIT NHL 181 37 61 98 23 175 26 8 3 8 49 9 3 315 11.7 368 3075 16:59 3 9 25.0 69 23 24 9
3 yrs ATL NHL 179 41 39 80 9 142 36 4 1 4 34 3 2 271 15.1 433 2736 15:17 18 33 35.3 178 60 113 47
2 yrs TOR NHL 79 9 17 26 -9 47 9 0 0 0 17 0 0 83 10.8 150 1077 13:38 10 16 38.5 125 33 40 26
1 yr MTL NHL 37 2 3 5 1 12 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 33 6.1 54 414 11:12 9 12 42.9 36 21 10 8
Career NHL 476 89 120 209 24 376 73 12 4 12 103 12 5 702 12.7 1005 7302 15:20 40 70 36.4 408 137 187 90

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 25 2 Teams NHL 72 787 874 47.4 4.3 617 671 47.9 3.9 10.4 92.4 102.8 39.0 61.0
2007-08 25 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 54 670.0 601 638 48.5 5.4 471 484 49.3 5.3 10.4 92.3 102.7 38.7 61.3
2007-08 25 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 18 229.1 186 236 44.1 1.0 146 187 43.8 0.0 10.4 92.7 103.1 40.0 60.0
2008-09 26 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 1013.5 916 903 50.4 2.5 677 682 49.8 1.2 9.5 92.5 102.0 39.7 60.3
2009-10 27 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 79 942.1 877 889 49.7 -1.4 654 690 48.7 -1.9 8.8 92.3 101.1 46.6 53.4
2010-11 28 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 50 671.1 619 653 48.7 -1.2 430 484 47.0 -2.5 10.2 90.7 100.9 46.4 53.6
2011-12 29 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 29 259.3 191 239 44.4 -3.2 126 167 43.0 -3.7 4.4 89.4 93.8 50.4 49.6
2012-13 30 Montreal Canadiens NHL 37 343.2 261 300 46.5 -8.4 185 216 46.1 -9.1 8.1 94.5 102.5 32.3 67.7
3 yrs NHL 82 2184.7 1979 2028 49.4 0.6 1477 1559 48.6 -0.3 9.3 92.4 101.7 42.7 57.3
2 yrs NHL 50 930.4 810 892 47.6 -1.4 556 651 46.1 -2.4 8.9 90.4 99.2 47.5 52.5
Career NHL 18 4128.2 4438 4732 48.4 0.5 3306 3581 48.0 0.0 9.5 92.2 101.7 41.6 58.4

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2005-06 23 PIT NHL 47 15 0.34 0.51 0.85 0.32 1.23 1.83 16 23 39 15 61 21 47 22 15 2.8 1.5 4.3
2006-07 24 PIT NHL 80 12 0.15 0.28 0.43 0.15 0.84 1.81 13 22 35 13 61 9 88 38 2 0.8 1.4 2.2
2007-08 25 TOT NHL 72 13 0.18 0.31 0.49 0.18 0.78 1.57 14 23 37 14 49 2 69 26 4 1.9 1.3 3.2
2007-08 25 PIT NHL 54 9 0.17 0.28 0.44 0.16 0.93 1.56 10 16 26 10 35 0 45 16 6 1.2 1.1 2.2
2007-08 25 ATL NHL 18 4 0.22 0.39 0.61 0.23 0.33 1.61 4 7 11 4 14 2 24 10 -2 0.8 0.3 1.0
2008-09 26 ATL NHL 82 17 0.27 0.22 0.49 0.21 0.91 1.72 23 18 41 17 60 13 55 13 5 3.0 1.2 4.3
2009-10 27 ATL NHL 79 12 0.19 0.18 0.37 0.15 0.77 1.28 16 15 31 13 50 4 58 18 6 1.3 1.4 2.7
2010-11 28 TOR NHL 50 8 0.16 0.30 0.46 0.17 0.76 1.38 9 16 25 9 32 1 45 13 -1 1.1 0.8 1.9
2011-12 29 TOR NHL 29 1 0.03 0.07 0.10 0.04 0.31 0.48 1 2 3 1 4 0 13 1 -8 -0.3 -0.1 -0.4
2012-13 30 MTL NHL 37 2 0.05 0.08 0.14 0.05 0.32 0.89 4 6 10 4 10 0 16 7 1 -0.4 0.4 0.0
3 yrs PIT NHL 181 36 0.20 0.34 0.54 0.20 0.97 1.74 39 61 100 38 157 30 180 76 23 4.8 4.0 8.8
3 yrs ATL NHL 179 33 0.23 0.22 0.45 0.18 0.79 1.51 43 40 83 34 124 19 137 41 9 5.1 2.9 8.0
2 yrs TOR NHL 79 9 0.11 0.22 0.33 0.12 0.59 1.05 10 18 28 10 36 1 58 14 -9 0.8 0.7 1.5
1 yr MTL NHL 37 2 0.05 0.08 0.14 0.05 0.32 0.89 4 6 10 4 10 0 16 7 1 -0.4 0.4 0.0
Career NHL 476 80 0.19 0.25 0.44 0.17 0.79 1.47 96 125 221 86 327 50 391 138 24 10.3 8.0 18.3

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2006-07 24 PIT NHL 5 0 1 1 -2 11 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 77 15:18
2012-13 30 MTL NHL 4 0 0 0 -1 15 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 46 11:31 0 0 11 2 0 2
Career NHL 9 0 1 1 -3 26 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 12 123 13:37 0 0 11 2 0 2

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2012-13 30 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 39.3 30 41 42.3 -5.6 24 27 47.1 -6.5 0.0 95.0 95.0 34.8 65.2
Career NHL 4 39.3 30 41 42.3 -5.6 24 27 47.1 -6.5 0.0 95.0 95.0 34.8 65.2

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1998-99 16 Saskatoon Contacts SMHL 33 21 19 40 103
1998-99 16 Red Deer Rebels WHL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999-00 17 Red Deer Rebels WHL 68 13 25 38 31 122 9 4 0 1
2000-01 18 Red Deer Rebels WHL 72 36 42 78 44 156 22 10 4 8
2001-02 19 Red Deer Rebels WHL 64 27 41 68 27 115 16 9 2 8
2002-03 20 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 73 7 11 18 -13 76 4 3 0 1 111 6.3
2003-04 21 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 67 10 17 27 6 71 7 3 0 0
2004-05 22 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 80 18 37 55 9 89 9 6 3 4
2005-06 23 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 31 11 18 29 14 44 7 4 0 2 64 17.2
2006-07 24 Canada WC-A 9 1 1 2 1 4 1 0 0 0
2008-09 26 Canada WC-A 9 0 3 3 4 4 0 0 0 0
Career 4 Seasons AHL 251 46 83 129 16 280 27 16 3 7 175 10.3
Career 1 Season SMHL 33 21 19 40 103
Career 2 Seasons WC-A 18 1 4 5 5 8 1 0 0 0
Career 4 Seasons WHL 205 76 109 185 102 393 47 23 6 17

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1999-00 17 Red Deer Rebels WHL 2 0 1 1 -1 11 0 0 0 0
2000-01 18 Red Deer Rebels WHL 21 6 6 12 2 39 5 0 1 1
2000-01 18 Red Deer Rebels M-Cup 4 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0
2001-02 19 Red Deer Rebels WHL 23 6 10 16 3 32 2 3 1 2
2002-03 20 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 3 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
2003-04 21 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 24 3 1 4 -4 45 3 0 0 1
2004-05 22 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 10 4 2 6 14 4 0 0 1
Career 3 Seasons AHL 37 7 3 10 -5 63 7 0 0 2 4 0.0
Career 1 Season M-Cup 4 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0
Career 3 Seasons WHL 46 12 17 29 4 82 7 3 2 3

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 8 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Colby Armstrong 4.3 4.3 3.2 2.7 2.2 1.9 0.0 -0.4
Sean Avery 93.2 4.2 4.0 3.1 2.6 2.3 1.7 0.2
Antti Miettinen 90.1 4.4 4.1 3.9 3.4 2.5 2.0 -0.4
John Madden 89.9 4.7 4.6 3.4 3.0 2.4 2.3 0.0
Mark Osborne 89.6 4.1 4.0 3.2 2.8 2.4 1.3 0.2
Matt Stajan 88.0 5.2 4.5 3.4 2.6 2.4 1.8 0.2
Todd Marchant 87.3 3.8 3.7 2.9 2.8 2.4 2.3 -0.1
Mac Colville 87.1 3.5 3.2 2.4 2.4 2.1 1.8 0.2
Charley McVeigh 87.0 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.2 2.0 1.5 0.8
Aleksey Morozov 87.0 5.2 4.3 3.1 2.8 1.9 1.7 0.6
Jim Peplinski 86.7 4.4 4.2 3.2 2.1 1.8 1.3 0.6
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Colby Armstrong 4.3 4.3 3.2 2.7 2.2 1.9 0.0 -0.4
Aleksey Morozov 87.0 5.2 4.3 3.1 2.8 1.9 1.7 0.6
Terry Ruskowski 86.3 5.0 4.6 3.2 2.6 2.2 1.8 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.1
Alex Kaleta 85.3 4.2 3.9 3.0 2.6 1.5 1.4 -0.9
Darryl Sutter 84.7 5.0 4.8 2.9 2.8 2.3 1.2 0.3 0.1
Antti Miettinen 84.1 4.4 4.1 3.9 3.4 2.5 2.0 0.8 0.3 -0.4
Scottie Upshall 83.9 4.4 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.5 2.8 1.7 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1
Corey Millen 83.9 4.3 3.8 3.7 1.7 1.6 1.5 0.5 -0.1
Mac Colville 83.2 3.5 3.2 2.4 2.4 2.1 1.8 0.5 0.2 -0.5
Ray Neufeld 83.0 4.3 3.8 3.7 3.2 1.7 1.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.2
Kip Miller 81.7 4.5 4.1 3.4 2.6 2.5 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 -0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

February 26, 2008: Traded to Atlanta by Pittsburgh with Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito and Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Daultan Leveille) in 2008 Entry Draft for Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis, February 26, 2008.

July 1, 2010: Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 1, 2010.

December 17, 2011: Missed majority of 2011-12 due to ankle (October 17, 2011 vs. Colorado) and foot (December 17, 2011 vs. Vancouver) injuries and as a healthy reserve.

July 1, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2012.

July 27, 2013: Signed as a free agent by Vaxjo (Sweden), July 27, 2013.

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