Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Scott Arniel
Arniel won two Memorial Cups with the Royals in 1980 and 1981 and played twice for Canada at the World Juniors, winning gold the second time in 1982 on loan from his NHL team, the Winnipeg Jets. He had been the Jets second pick at the 1981 draft (their first had been Royals teammate Dale Hawerchuk), and he developed into a steady player, albeit at a level below expectations (after all, in his final year with Cornwall, he had 52 goals and 123 points).

In his four and a half seasons with the Jets he averaged almost 20 goals a year, but after early playoff exits each year to the powerful Oilers he Arniel was traded in the summer of 86 to Buffalo where he again provided only mediocre play. In four years there, his production slipped, and the Sabres sent him back to the Jets with Phil Housley, Jeff Parker, and a 1st-round draft choice for Dale Hawerchuk and a 1st-round draft choice.

Winnipeg got the better of the deal, using their draft choice to select Keith Tkachuk while Buffalo chose Brad May. Arniel was traded after another season to Boston and played a handful of games with the Bruins in 1991-1992 before being sent to the minors for the rest of his blading days.

For the next eight years he played in the AHL and IHL, eventually making a third stop in Winnipeg as a member of the Moose, the team the city acquired after the Jets relocated to Phoenix. He retired in 1999.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Kingston Legionnaires Minor-ON
1978-79 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 3 0 1 1 0
1979-80 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 61 22 28 50 49 18 6 6 12 24
1979-80 Cornwall Royals M-Cup 5 0 2 2 2
1980-81 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 68 52 71 123 102 19 14 19 33 24
1980-81 Canada WJC-A 5 3 1 4 4
1980-81 Cornwall Royals M-Cup 5 6 2 8 4
1981-82 Cornwall Royals OHL 24 18 26 44 43
1981-82 Canada WJC-A 7 5 6 11 4
1981-82 Winnipeg Jets NHL 17 1 8 9 14 +2 3 0 0 0 0
1982-83 Winnipeg Jets NHL 75 13 5 18 46 -16 2 0 0 0 0
1983-84 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 21 35 56 68 -10 2 0 0 0 5
1984-85 Winnipeg Jets NHL 79 22 22 44 81 +7 8 1 2 3 9
1985-86 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 18 25 43 40 -8 3 0 0 0 12
1986-87 Buffalo Sabres NHL 63 11 14 25 59 -1
1987-88 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 17 23 40 61 +8 6 0 1 1 5
1988-89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 18 23 41 46 +10 5 1 0 1 4
1989-90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 18 14 32 77 +4 5 1 0 1 4
1990-91 Winnipeg Jets NHL 75 5 17 22 87 -12
1991-92 Boston Bruins NHL 29 5 3 8 20 +5
1991-92 Maine Mariners AHL 14 4 4 8 8
1991-92 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 11 3 3 6 10
1992-93 San Diego Gulls IHL 79 35 48 83 116 14 6 5 11 16
1993-94 San Diego Gulls IHL 79 34 43 77 121 7 6 3 9 24
1994-95 Houston Aeros IHL 72 37 40 77 102 4 1 0 1 10
1995-96 Houston Aeros IHL 64 18 28 46 94
1995-96 Utah Grizzlies IHL 14 3 3 6 29 22 10 7 17 28
1996-97 Manitoba Moose IHL 73 23 27 50 67
1997-98 Manitoba Moose IHL 79 28 42 70 84 +9 3 1 0 1 10
1998-99 Manitoba Moose IHL 70 16 35 51 82 -7 5 1 2 3 0
NHL Totals 730 149 189 338 599 34 3 3 6 39


Traded to Buffalo by Winnipeg for Gilles Hamel, June 21, 1986. Traded to Winnipeg by Buffalo with Phil Housley, Jeff Parker and Buffalo's 1st round pick (Keith Tkachuk) in 1990 NHL Draft for Dale Hawerchuk and Winnipeg's 1st round pick (Brad May) in 1990 NHL Draft, June 16, 1990. Traded to Boston by Winnipeg for future considerations, November 22, 1991.
Officially announced retirement and named Assistant Coach of Manitoba (IHL), July 15, 1999.
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