|Jason William Arnott
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
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
|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
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise