The Keep It Local Maine Podcast

Episode 38: Riley Armstrong - Maine Mariners Head Coach & Assistant GM

May 12, 2021

This episode, we had a great conversation with Riley Armstrong, the Head Coach and Assistant General Managers of the Maine Mariners. We talked about his experiences going from player to coach, how the past year without hockey has been for him, what to expect from the team this coming season, some of his favorite hockey stories, and more!



Riley Armstrong (@rilesarmy) is the first head coach in Mariner’s franchise history, leading them in their first two ECHL seasons and in the summer of 2019, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager. He came to the Mariners from the Wheeling Nailers, the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he was an assistant coach from 2016-18. In his 12-year professional playing career, Armstrong spent his first five seasons in the San Jose Sharks organization, making his NHL debut in 2008-09. Armstrong made stops in some of Europe’s top professional leagues, playing in Russia, Finland, Germany and Sweden as well as additional stints in the AHL and ECHL  playing a total of 610 professional games. He resides in Scarborough with his wife Amber, daughter Peyton and son Ezra.

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