St. Louis Blues’ Doug Armstrong, Boston Bruins’ Don Sweeney and Carolina Hurricanes’ Don Waddell were announced as the finalists for the NHL’s general manager of the year award on Thursday.

The St. Louis Blues posted a 45-28-9 record this season, finishing third in the Central division after sitting dead last in the NHL in early January. 

The Boston Bruins posted a 49-24-9 record this season, good enough for 107 points, tied for the second most in the NHL.  They were second in the Atlantic division during the regular season.