Early Tuesday afternoon, forward Jason Arnott announced his retirement from the NHL. Arnott spent 18 seasons in the NHL and played for six different NHL clubs.
Arnott, originally drafted with the seventh pick in the first round in the 1993 entry draft by the Edmonton Oilers. Arnott spent five seasons with the Oilers before moving on to New Jersey in a trade in 1998. Arnott spent five seasons in New Jersey, winning a Stanley Cup in 2000 before being traded again, this time to the Dallas Stars. Arnott remained with the Dallas organization for four seasons before leaving Dallas for Nashville in free agency.
In the summer of 2010, Arnott was traded back to the New Jersey Devils. The Devils dealt Arnott once again before the trade deadline that season, sending him to Washington where he would finish the season. Arnott signed with the St. Louis Blues after leaving Washington in the offseason. Arnott played his last NHL game with the Blues.
Arnott moved around a lot during his career, and was a part of multiple trades throughout his career. Arnott skated in 1,244 during his career in the NHL, scoring 417 goals, and 521 assists. Arnott ended his career with a total of 938 points.
Arnott hasn’t played in an NHL game since leaving St. Louis following the 2011-2012 season. On top of the Stanley Cup he won in 2000 with the Devils, Arnott also won the gold medal in the 1994 world championships.