Jason Arnott

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Jason Arnott
Jason Arnott Blues.jpg
Jason Arnott practicing with the St. Louis Blues in 2012.
Born (1974-10-11) October 11, 1974 (age 39)
Collingwood, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Edmonton Oilers
New Jersey Devils
Dallas Stars
Nashville Predators
Washington Capitals
St. Louis Blues
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 7th overall, 1993
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1993–2013
Website Jason Arnott NHLPA profile

Jason William Arnott (born October 11, 1974) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He was born in Collingwood, Ontario, but grew up in Wasaga Beach.

He began his National Hockey League career with the Edmonton Oilers in 1993–94 after being selected seventh overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft and was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team. A two-time NHL All-Star, Arnott won the Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 2000, scoring the championship-winning goal in the second overtime of game six. He played for the Dallas Stars before joining the Nashville Predators in 2006, where he served as Captain for two seasons.

Playing career[edit]

Arnott grew up playing for his hometown Wasaga Beach Stars "DD" of the OMHA. In his Bantam year, he signed with the Stayner Siskins Jr.C. club of the OHA for the 1989–90 season.[citation needed]

In 1990–91, Arnott played Jr.B. hockey for the Lindsay Century 21 Bears of the OHA. Later that year, he was selected in the 1st round (16th overall) of the 1991 OHL Priority Selection by the Oshawa Generals. The OHL Draft was held that spring in Kitchener, Ontario. He was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round (7th overall) on June 26, 1993, following an impressive tenure with the Oshawa Generals in the OHL.

In 1993–94, as a rookie, Arnott played 78 games as a left winger, scored 68 points and was the runner-up to future teammate Martin Brodeur for the Calder Memorial Trophy for rookie of the year. On January 4, 1998 Arnott was traded to the New Jersey Devils along with Bryan Muir for Valeri Zelepukin and Bill Guerin. As a member of the "A Line" on the New Jersey Devils with Patrik Eliáš and Petr Sýkora he led the team to the 2000 Stanley Cup championship, scoring the Cup-winning goal at 8:20 of double overtime in game six against the Dallas Stars.

Jason Arnott as a member of the Washington Capitals in 2011.

On March 19, 2002 Arnott was traded to the Dallas Stars with Randy McKay in exchange for Joe Nieuwendyk and Jamie Langenbrunner. In 2005–06 Arnott had a career high 76 points for Dallas and scoring 32 goals, the most since his rookie season in which he had 33. He also set a career high of 44 assists. In the offseason, he signed a five-year contract for $22.5 million with the Nashville Predators.[1]

On June 19, 2010, Arnott was traded back to his Stanley Cup winning team, the New Jersey Devils in exchange for forward Matt Halischuk and a second-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[2] This was the first ever trade between the Devils and the Predators. With the Devils, Arnott played alongside captain Jamie Langenbrunner, his original counterpart in his trade to the Stars in 2002.[2]

On February 28, 2011, Arnott was again traded away from the New Jersey Devils, to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Dave Steckel, and a second round pick in 2012.[3]

On March 9, 2011, Arnott recorded his 900th career point against the team that drafted him, the Edmonton Oilers in a 5–0 shutout victory. On April 2, 2011, Arnott scored his 400th career goal in a 5–4 overtime victory against the Buffalo Sabres. On July 6, 2011, Arnott signed a free agent contract with the St. Louis Blues.[4]

After scoring 17 goals with 17 assists in 72 games during the 2011-12 NHL season, the Blues chose not to re-sign him. On January 26, 2013, Arnott signed a one-year deal with the New York Rangers. The deal was worth somewhere between $1.6 – $1.7 million. The deal, however, could not be finalized when Arnott failed his physical and was not cleared by Rangers' doctors.[5]

Retirement[edit]

On November 5, 2013, Arnott announced his retirement from the NHL after 18 seasons.[citation needed]

Legacy[edit]

There is an arena in Wasaga Beach that honors Arnott and is home of the Wasaga Stars.[6]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89 Wasaga Beach Stars Bantam DD OMHA 33 62 34 96 28
1989–90 Stayner Siskins Jr.C. OHA 34 21 31 52 12
1990–91 Lindsay Bears Jr.B. OHA 42 17 44 61 10 8 9 8 17 6
1991–92 Oshawa Generals OHL 57 9 15 24 12
1992–93 Oshawa Generals OHL 46 51 47 98 74 13 9 9 18 20
1993–94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 78 33 35 68 104
1994–95 Edmonton Oilers NHL 42 15 22 37 128
1995–96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 64 28 31 59 87
1996–97 Edmonton Oilers NHL 67 19 38 57 92 12 3 6 9 18
1997–98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 35 5 13 18 78
1997–98 New Jersey Devils NHL 35 5 10 15 21 5 0 2 2 0
1998–99 New Jersey Devils NHL 74 27 27 54 79 7 2 2 4 4
1999–00 New Jersey Devils NHL 76 22 34 56 51 23 8 12 20 18
2000–01 New Jersey Devils NHL 54 21 34 55 75 23 8 7 15 16
2001–02 New Jersey Devils NHL 63 22 19 41 59
2001–02 Dallas Stars NHL 10 3 1 4 6
2002–03 Dallas Stars NHL 72 23 24 47 51 11 3 2 5 6
2003–04 Dallas Stars NHL 73 21 36 57 66 5 1 1 2 2
2005–06 Dallas Stars NHL 81 32 44 76 102 5 0 3 3 4
2006–07 Nashville Predators NHL 68 27 27 54 48 6 2 1 3 2
2007–08 Nashville Predators NHL 79 28 44 72 54 4 1 0 1 4
2008–09 Nashville Predators NHL 65 33 24 57 49
2009–10 Nashville Predators NHL 63 19 27 46 26 6 2 0 2 0
2010–11 New Jersey Devils NHL 62 13 11 24 32
2010–11 Washington Capitals NHL 11 4 3 7 8 9 1 5 6 2
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 72 17 17 34 26 7 1 0 1 0
NHL totals 1244 417 521 938 1242 122 32 41 73 76
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 1994 Bolzano

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1994 Canada WC Gold medal icon.svg 8 0 6 6 10
Senior totals 8 0 6 6 10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preds sign center Jason Arnott". Nashville Predators. 2006-07-02. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Predators trade Arnott back to Devils". National Hockey League. 2010-06-19. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Caps get Arnott from Devils for Steckel". National Hockey League. 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 
  4. ^ "Report: Blues add Langenbrunner, Arnott". NHL.com. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ Arnott not cleared by Rangers' doctorz; deal not finalized, tsn.ca; accessed May 14, 2014.
  6. ^ "Arnott is Player of the Day". NHLPA. 2006-06-03. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 

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Preceded by
Joe Hulbig
Edmonton Oilers first round pick
1993
Succeeded by
Nick Stajduhar
Preceded by
Kimmo Timonen
Nashville Predators captain
200710
Succeeded by
Shea Weber