Ernest Charles Arnason
Right Wing
Right-Handed Shot
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 183 pounds
Born: 7.15.51 Ashburn, Manitoba
How he arrived: Traded by the Pittsburgh Penguins with Steve Durbano and Penguins' 1st round pick
in the 1976 E.D. for Simon Nolet, Ed Gilbert and Scouts' 1st Round pick in the 1976 E.D., 1.9.76
How he left: Traded to the Cleveland Barons with Rick Jodzio for Ralph Klassen and Fred Ahern,
1.9.78
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1975-76
KC
39
14
10
24
-35
21
122
5
3
8
0
0
0
0
1976-77
COL
61
13
10
23
-23
10
152
3
4
7
0
0
0
1
1977-78
COL
29
4
8
12
-3
10
50
2
3
5
0
0
0
0
Team Career
Totals
KC
39
14
10
24
-35
21
122
5
3
8
0
0
0
0
Team Career
Totals
COL
90
17
18
35
-26
20
202
5
7
12
0
0
0
1
Franchise
Career Totals
 
129
31
28
59
-61
41
324
10
10
20
0
0
0
1
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
What started off as promising for Arnason went south in a hurry once he left juniors to play pro. He struggled to break
through on the Canadiens, which lead to him being traded to the Atlanta Flames. He would become a regular there,
but would move on to the Penguins midseason and become a decent secondary scorer there.

It was pretty much the case wherever he went: solid secondary scorer that moved around a lot in his pro career.

So why did I say "things went south?" His last season with the Flin Flon Bombers yielded 163 points. His defensive
game as a pro came under criticism, as well.

He last played in North America in 1980. He looked to give Germany a go, and DID get to play a few games over
there with Cologne, but a knee injury while there ended his career.

He was an avid golfer, so it came as no surprise that he ran a golf course outside of Winnipeg post-retirement.

He was also inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

He is the father of former Av and Blackhawk Tyler Arnason, who last played a game anywhere in 2012 (with Texas
in the AHL).
Entry Draft: 1971 First Round Pick (7th overall) by the
Montreal Canadiens