March 16, 1979|
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)|
|National team||United States|
183rd overall, 1998|
Tyler L. Arnason (born March 16, 1979) is an American retired professional ice hockey center. He played a career total of 487 games in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, and Colorado Avalanche.
Early life[change | change source]
Career[change | change source]
Before playing in the NHL, Arnason played college hockey at St. Cloud State University for 118 games. Arnason was drafted with the 183rd overall pick by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
On January 21, 2003, he was involved in an off-ice incident. While Arnason, Phil Housley and Theoren Fleury were leaving the Pure Platinum strip club in Columbus, Ohio, Arnason and Housley had to step in to prevent Fleury from being beat up by the bouncers after Fleury punched the strip club manager in the face.
On March 9, 2006, he was traded to the Ottawa Senators for Brandon Bochenski and a second-round pick. He played 19 games with the Senators and became an unrestricted free agent. On July 1, 2006, he signed a one-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche. He played 2 seasons with them and signed a one-year two-way contract with the New York Rangers for the 2009–10 season on July 3, 2009 but he never played for them. Arnason retired from playing professional ice hockey in 2012.
References[change | change source]
- Fleury, Theo; Kirstie McLellan Day (2009). Playing With Fire. HarperCollins. pp. 273–274. ISBN 978-1-55468-239-3.
- "Strip-club fallout still affects Hawks". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
- "Senators acquire Arnason and Morrison". Ottawa Senators. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
- "Avalanche Signs Tyler Arnason". Colorado Avalanche. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
- "Rangers agree to terms with Arnason". New York Rangers. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database