Tyler Arnason a.k.a. "Tyler Lawrence Arnason"

Player Facts
  • Position
    C
  • Height
    5'11" / 180 cm
  • Weight
    205 lbs / 93 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

Arnason was a shifty pivot and solid playmaker but he struggled with consistency, especially as the season dragged on. He was a tricky stickhandler who protected the puck well but he lacked explosiveness in his skating to really surprise defenses. He did have a penetrating shot but too often he shot from too far out. Defensively he struggled with consistency but shook off early-career criticisms to be an average player without the puck. His poor face-off proficiency was a concern, however.
Overall, Arnason was a skilled center with good vision and offensive ability, but would consistently fail to show discipline and motivation in order to really make it as a professional hockey player.
Represented USA on the World championship in 2007.

Father: Chuck Arnason

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1996-97 Winnipeg South Blues MJHL 50 35 50 85 15 | Playoffs 6 3 3 6 18
1997-98 Fargo Force USHL 52 37 45 82 16 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 2
1998-99 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 38 14 17 31 16 |
1999-00 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 39 19 30 49 18 |
2000-01 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 41 28 28 56 14 |
2001-02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 21 3 1 4 4 -3 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -1
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 Brynäs IF SHL 4 0 0 0 0 -1 |
2005-06 Chicago Blackhawks “A” NHL 60 13 28 41 40 5 |
Ottawa Senators NHL 19 0 4 4 4 -4 |
2006-07 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 16 33 49 26 -8 |
USA WC 7 1 3 4 0 1 |
2007-08 Colorado Avalanche NHL 69 10 21 31 16 -1 | Playoffs 10 2 3 5 2 -2
2008-09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 71 5 17 22 14 -16 |
2009-10 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 11 0 3 3 2 -8 |
Dinamo Riga KHL 26 4 7 11 6 3 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0 2
2010-11 EHC Biel-Bienne NLA 9 5 5 10 0 1 |
EHC Visp NLB 1 1 0 1 0 |
Blues Liiga 8 0 4 4 0 -2 |
2011-12 Texas Stars AHL 7 1 0 1 0 -3 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 78 27 33 60 0.77 44 -13 |
KHL 26 4 7 11 0.42 6 3 | 3 0 1 1 0.33 0 2
Liiga 8 0 4 4 0.50 0 -2 |
MJHL 50 35 50 85 1.70 15 0 | 6 3 3 6 1.00 18 0
NCAA 118 61 75 136 1.15 48 0 |
NHL 486 88 157 245 0.50 140 -33 | 13 2 3 5 0.38 2 -3
NLA 9 5 5 10 1.11 0 1 |
NLB 1 1 0 1 1.00 0 0 |
SHL 4 0 0 0 0.00 0 -1 |
USHL 52 37 45 82 1.58 16 | 4 1 1 2 0.50 2
WC 7 1 3 4 0.57 0 1 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
10/30/2011
10/30/2011 Confirmed Texas Stars Unknown
10/07/2011
10/07/2011 Confirmed Blues Texas Stars
02/28/2011
02/28/2011 Confirmed Blues Unknown
01/31/2011
01/31/2011 Confirmed No team Blues
11/18/2010
11/18/2010 Confirmed Visp Unknown
11/11/2010
11/11/2010 Confirmed Biel-Bienne Visp
10/14/2010
10/14/2010 Confirmed Dinamo Riga Biel-Bienne
Media and Articles
Date Article Website
10/25/2011 The return of Tyler Arnason milehighhockey.com
11/27/2002 Arnason discovers less is more in NHL espn.com
Player Biography and Trivia

Career transactions
- 2010-01-14 • Signed to a one-year contract by Biel
- 2009-11-10 • Signed to a one-year contract by Dinamo Riga
- 2009-07-03 • Signed to a one-year contract by the New York Rangers
- 2007-06-22 • Re-signed to a two-year contract by the Colorado Avalanche
- 2006-07-01 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Colorado Avalanche
- 2006-03-09 • Traded to the Ottawa Senators for Brandon Bochenski & a 2006 2nd round pick (Simon Danis-Pepin)
- 2005-08-11 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Chicago Blackhawks
- 2004-11-27 • Released by Brynäs
- 2004-10-29 • Signed to a lockout contract by Brynäs
- 2003-08-27 • Re-signed to a two-year contract by the Chicago Blackhawks

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