Jason Arnott played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League, recently announcing his retirement as a player. He appeared in 1,244 career games, scoring 417 goals and 521 assists for 938 points.
Arnott began his NHL career in 1993, with the Edmonton Oilers making him the seventh overall pick in the draft. A two-time All-Star, he won the Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 2000, scoring the cup-clinching goal in double overtime of Game Six in Dallas. Arnott was part of the “A Line” on that Devils team with Patrik Elias and Petr Sykora, as the trio led the team to a championship.
A native of Collingwood, Ontario, Arnott was traded to Dallas at the trade deadline in 2002 and played the next three seasons with the Stars. He scored a career-high 33 goals in a season twice – once as a rookie in Edmonton (1993-94) and also 2008-09 with Nashville, a Predators’ record. Arnott had a career-high 76 points with Dallas in 2005-06, signing a five-year deal to join the Predators the following off-season.
Arnott scored his 400th goal on April 2, 2011 while playing for the Washington Capitals. He was named to the NHL All-Rookie team in 1994.
Arnott and his wife Dina have two children. The family resides in Dallas.