Pleau leaves the Blues to be advisor to Arizona | Morning skating

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Larry Pleau, who has been with the Blues organization since 1997 when he became general manager, leaves to work with the Arizona Coyotes.

Pleau was appointed senior advisor to general manager Bill Armstrong, who had been with the Blues before joining Arizona before last season. Pleau, 74, was general manager of the Blues for 13 seasons, the longest period in franchise history, until he stepped down in 2010 when Doug Armstrong took over. After that, Pleau stayed with the Blues, working in the screening department. He had been a Senior Advisor to Amateur Scouting, working closely with Bill Armstrong who oversaw the Scouting Department and living in the Boston area. Last season he had the title of Amateur Scouting Consultant.

“We are delighted to add Larry to the Coyotes organization,” said Bill Armstrong. “Larry brings to our team a wealth of hockey knowledge and front office experience and he will be a valuable addition to our management group. He will play an important role in helping us build a long-term winning team here in the Valley. “

“We would like to thank Larry Pleau for his 24 years with the Blues organization, both as general manager and as senior advisor,” said Doug Armstrong. “We wish him all the best in his new role with the Arizona Coyotes. “

Pleau won the Stanley Cup with three different organizations. He was a player for the Montreal team that won in 1970-71, was in the front office for the New York Rangers when they won in 1993-94, and then was with the Blues for their victory in 2018-19.

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