Jason Arnott practicing with the St. Louis Blues in 2012.
October 11, 1974 |
Collingwood, 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
Jason William Arnott (born October 11, 1974) is a retired professional ice hockey centre. Arnott 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. Arnott also played for the Dallas Stars before joining the Nashville Predators in 2006, where he served as Captain for two seasons. Arnott was born in Collingwood, Ontario, but grew up in Wasaga Beach, Ontario.
Arnott grew up playing for his hometown Wasaga Beach Stars "DD" of the OMHA. In his Bantam year, Arnott 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, Arnott 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.
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.
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 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.
On November 5th, 2013, Arnott announced his retirement from the NHL after 18 seasons.
- 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 a 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|
|Senior int'l totals||8||0||6||6||10|
- "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 6 July 2011.
- ARNOTT NOT CLEARED BY RANGERS' DOCTORS; DEAL NOT FINALIZED http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=414641
- "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
- Jason Arnott's NHLPA bio
|Edmonton Oilers first round pick
|Nashville Predators captain