Jason Arnott practicing with the St. Louis Blues in 2012.
October 11, 1974 |
Wasaga Beach, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)|
|Played for||Edmonton Oilers
New Jersey Devils
St. Louis Blues
|NHL Draft||7th overall, 1993
|Website||Jason Arnott NHLPA profile|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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 $1.6–$1.7 million. The deal, however, was not finalized when Arnott failed his physical and was not cleared to play by Rangers' doctors.
On November 5, 2013, Arnott announced his retirement from the NHL after 18 seasons in the league. It was announced in October 2014 that Arnott has been hired as a part-time scout for the St. Louis Blues.
- Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 1994
- Played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1997 and 2008
- Won a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 2000
- Nashville Predators record for most goals in one season, 33 in 2008–09
- Scored the overtime Stanley Cup-winning goal with the New Jersey Devils in 2000
Regular season and playoffs
|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|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||New Jersey Devils||NHL||62||13||11||24||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||St. Louis Blues||NHL||72||17||17||34||26||7||1||0||1||0|
|Competitor for Canada|
- "Preds sign center Jason Arnott". Nashville Predators. 2006-07-02. Retrieved 2010-08-18.
- "Predators trade Arnott back to Devils". National Hockey League. 2010-06-19. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
- "Caps get Arnott from Devils for Steckel". National Hockey League. 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
- "Report: Blues add Langenbrunner, Arnott". NHL.com. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- Arnott not cleared by Rangers' doctors; deal not finalized, tsn.ca; accessed May 14, 2014.
- "Arnott is Player of the Day". NHLPA. 2006-06-03. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
- Jason Arnott's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Jason Arnott's player profile at TSN.ca
- Jason Arnott's player profile at NHL.com
- Jason Arnott's biography at Legends of Hockey
|Edmonton Oilers first round pick
|Nashville Predators captain