Jason William Arnott
Center
Right-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 220 pounds
Born: 10.11.74 Collingwood, Ontario
How he arrived: Traded from the Edmonton Oilers with Bryan Muir for Bill Guerin and Valeri
Zelepukin, 1.4.98
How he left: Traded to the Dallas Stars with Randy McKay and Devils' 1st round pick in the 2002
E.D. for Joe Nieuwendyk and Jamie Langenbrunner, 3.19.02
How he returned: Traded by the Nashville Predators for Matt Halischuk and Devils' 2nd round pick
in the 2011 E.D., 6.19.10
How he left again:
Traded to the Washington Capitals for Dave Steckel and Capitals' 2nd round pick
in the 2012 E.D., 2.28.11
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1997-98
NJ
35
5
10
15
-8
21
99
3
4
7
0
0
0
2
1998-99
NJ
74
27
27
54
10
79
200
8
12
20
0
0
0
3
1999-2000
NJ
76
22
34
56
22
51
244
7
8
15
0
0
0
4
2000-01
NJ
54
21
34
55
23
75
138
8
7
15
0
0
0
3
2001-02
NJ
63
22
19
41
3
59
169
8
5
13
0
0
0
1
2010-11
NJ
62
13
11
24
-9
32
139
2
3
5
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
364
110
135
245
41
317
989
36
39
75
0
0
0
13
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Arnott had been highly touted coming out of juniors, but struggled to find his niche while with the Oilers. So a trade to
the Devils, you could say, was just the thing his career needed. (And as history would prove, the thing Glen Sather did
NOT need. Oops.)

In time with the Devils, Arnott would get things straightened out. The Devils demanded more consistent play,
something Arnott had struggled to do in Edmonton, but was able to fix. His intensity picked up, as well, and his stock
as a valuable power forward rose big time.

Of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the one career playoff game winning goal, aka the biggest goal of his career.
Yup, I'm referring to the double OT shot that he put past Ed Belfour in game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals to bring the
Cup back to Jersey. :) Happy birthday to me that day.

I hated to see Arnott go, but he continued to play well with the Stars, and later the Nashville Predators, so I do take
comfort in that.

After retiring with the Blues in 2013, he joined their scouting department the following year on a part time basis.
Entry Draft: 1993 First Round Pick (7th overall) by the
Edmonton Oilers
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1997-98
NJ
5
0
2
2
1
0
6
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1998-99
NJ
7
2
2
4
-3
4
12
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
1999-2000
NJ
23
8
12
20
7
18
56
3
2
5
0
0
0
1
2000-01
NJ
23
8
7
15
8
16
42
5
3
8
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
58
18
23
41
13
38
116
9
7
16
0
0
0
1
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise
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