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Arnott is Back!

Jason Arnott was reacquired by the Devils on Saturday from the Nashville Predators

Saturday, 06.19.2010 / 4:02 PM ET / News
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Arnott is Back!
Arnott played parts of five seasons in New Jersey from 1997-2002, recording 97 goals and 124 assists. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
The New Jersey Devils re-acquired center Jason Arnott from the Nashville Predators in exchange for right wing Matt Halischuk and their second-round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

“Jason Arnott is a player who brings size, strength, and experience to our hockey club,” said Lamoriello.  There is no question he strengthens our center ice position.”

Arnott, 35, recorded 19 goals and 27 assists for 46 points and 26 penalty minutes in 63 games last season. The 6-5, 220-lb. forward has career totals of 383 goals and 490 assists for 873 points and 1,176 penalty minutes in 1,099 career games over 16 seasons with Edmonton, New Jersey, Dallas, and Nashville. Arnott also appeared in 106 career playoff contests. He totaled 97 goals and 124 assists for 221 points and 285 penalty minutes in 302 regular-season games with New Jersey.

Born October 11, 1974, he is best-remembered for his 2000 Stanley Cup-clinching goal in double overtime of game six at Dallas. Arnott was originally acquired by the Devils from the Oilers on January 4, 1998. A native of Collingwood, Ont., he appeared in the 1997 and 2008 NHL All-Star Games and was named to the league’s 1994 All-Rookie Team. Arnott was a member of Canada’s Gold Medal-winning squad at the 1994  World Championships. He was Edmonton’s first choice and seventh overall selection in the 1993 Entry Draft.