Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tyler Arnason
Tyler Arnason was born March 16, 1979 in Oklahoma City, OK. The 7th choice, 183rd overall selection of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Arnason is a graduate of Fargo-Moorhead of the United States Hockey League where he was the league's leading scorer in 1997-98 prior to becoming a member of the St. Cloud State Huskies in 1998-99.

Named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team in 1998-99, the Oklahoma City native led the Huskies in scoring during his sophomore season and finished eighth in WCHA scoring, earning All-WCHA Second Team honours in 1999-2000.

Arnason returned to St. Cloud State in 2000-01 where he led his team in scoring for the second consecutive season before joining the Blackhawks AHL affiliate in Norfolk for the 2001-02 season. In 60 games with the Admirals, Arnason finished with 56 points leading the team in scoring and leading them to first place in the South Division while earning AHL Rookie of the Year honours.

Although he spent the majority of the season in Norfolk with the Admirals, Arnason strong play earned him a call up to the parent club where he spent the latter half of the 2001-02 season.

On March 9, 2006, he was traded to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Brandon Bochenski and a second-round pick and would appear in just 19 games for the club.

On July 1, 2006, Arnason signed a one-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche, wher his father had also played in the NHL. for the Colorado Rockies. Arnason posted an impressive 49 points for the Avalanche in the 200607 season.

On July 3, 2009, Arnason signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers, but was assigned to the club's AHL affiliate in Hartford Wolf Pack.

On November 10, 2009, Arnason signed with team Dinamo Riga of the KHL.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Winnipeg South Blues MJHL 50 35 50 85 15 6 3 3 6 18
1997-98 Fargo-Moorhead Icesharks USHL 52 37 45 82 16 4 1 1 2 2
1998-99 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 38 14 17 31 16
1999-00 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 39 19 30 49 18
2000-01 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 41 28 28 56 14
2001-02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 21 3 1 4 4 -3 3 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Norfolk Admirals AHL 60 26 30 56 42 -2
2002-03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 19 20 39 20 +7
2003-04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 22 33 55 16 -13
2004-05 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 4 0 0 0 0 -1
2005-06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 60 13 28 41 40 +5
2005-06 Ottawa Senators NHL 19 0 4 4 4 -4
2006-07 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 16 33 49 26 -8
2006-07 United States WC-A 7 1 3 4 0 +1
2007-08 Colorado Avalanche NHL 70 10 21 31 16 -1 10 2 3 5 2
2008-09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 71 5 17 22 14 -16
2009-10 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 11 0 3 3 2 -8
2009-10 Dynamo Riga KHL 26 4 7 11 6 +3 3 0 1 1 0
2010-11 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 9 5 5 10 0
2010-11 Blues Espoo Finland 8 0 4 4 0
2011-12 Texas Stars AHL 7 1 0 1 0 -3
NHL Totals 487 88 157 245 140 13 2 3 5 2


MJHL - Rookie of the Year (1997) USHL First All-Star Team (1998) WCHA All-Rookie Team (1999) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2000) AHL All-Rookie Team (2002) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (AHL - Rookie of the Year) (2002)
NHL All-Rookie Team (2003)
Signed as a free agent by Gavle (Sweden), October 29, 2004. Traded to Ottawa by Chicago for Brandon Bochenski and Ottawa's 2nd round choice (Simon Danis-Pepin) in 2006 Entry Draft, March 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2006. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 3, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Riga (KHL), November 10, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Biel-Bienne (Swiss), October 14, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), January 31, 2011.