Scotty Bowman and Neil Armstrong were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Bowman, the NHL leader with 739 victories, was chosen in the Builders' category. Armstrong, a linesman for 21 seasons, was elected in the officials' category.
Bowman started with the St. Louis Blues in the 1967-68 season and led them to three consecutive Stanley Cup finals. He then went to Montreal for eight seasons, where his teams won five Stanley Cups.Armstrong made his debut in November 1957. On Oct. 16, 1973, he was honored for working his 1,314th game, breaking the league record for most games officiated. He never missed an assignment in 16 seasons, retiring in 1977-78.
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