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Tyler Arnason
Tyler Arnason
Center
Number: 39
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 204
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 16, 1979
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Acquired: Signed by Colorado as a free agent, July 1, 2006.
Drafted: CHI / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (183rd overall)
2007-08 SEASON
Tallied 10 goals and 21 assists in 70 games for Colorado…Finished second on the club with 179 shots…Picked up his 200th NHL point on Nov. 16 at Dallas…Missed 12 games with a wrist injury, Dec. 13 to Jan. 8…Suffered the injury on Dec. 12 at Columbus and saw his streak of 112 consecutive games snapped on Dec. 13 at Nashville…Placed on Injured Reserve, Dec. 16 (retro to Dec. 12) and activated on Jan. 9…Notched three points on Jan. 30 vs. Chicago (1g/2a) and Feb. 9 at Vancouver (1g/2a)…Scored the fastest goal to begin a game by an Avalanche player during the season on Feb. 24 at Edmonton (0:27 of first period)…Tied Marek Svatos for the team lead with nine points (3g/6a) in February…Appeared in his 400th NHL game on March 1 vs. Los Angeles. PLAYOFFS: Scored two goals and added three assists in 10 playoff contests…Recorded his first career playoff goal and assist in Game Four (CQF) vs. Minnesota on April 15.

CAREER
2006-07: Was one of five Avalanche players to skate in all 82 games…Finished sixth on the team in scoring with 49 points, the second highest total of his career…Tied his career high with 33 assists…Finished third on the club with 211 shots…Collected 24 points (11g/13a) in 41 home games and 25 points (5g/20a) in 41 road contests…Ranked second on the team in takeaways with 61…Recorded his 100th career assist on Dec. 15 vs. Edmonton…Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Dec. 27 vs. Dallas…Following the season, Arnason played for Team USA at the 2007 IIHF World Championship in Moscow…Recorded a goal and three assists in seven games. 2005-06: Spent most of the season with Chicago before joining the Senators at the trading deadline on March 9…Reached his 200th NHL game on Nov. 6 vs. Phoenix…Had a career-long seven-game point streak from Dec. 3-18 (4g/5a). 2004-05: Appeared in four games for Brynas IF (Sweden). 2003-04: Led the Blackhawks in scoring with 55 points and in shots with 222…Was second on the team in goals (22), assists (33) and power-play points (20)…Was one of four Blackhawk players to appear in all 82 games…Tallied his second career hat trick on March 19 vs. Vancouver, which included the game-winning goal in overtime. 2002-03: Selected to the NHL All-Rookie Team in his first full season with Chicago…Was one of four Blackhawks to skate in all 82 games…Tied for second among NHL rookies with 39 points…Finished third among rookies with 19 goals…Led the Blackhawks and all NHL rookies with six GWG…Also paced all rookies with 178 shots…Was the NHL’s “Rookie of the Month” for October and December…Notched his first career hat trick at San Jose on Dec. 28…Played in the NHL YoungStars Game during All-Star weekend…Appeared in his 100th career game on March 30 vs. Edmonton…Scored an overtime goal in the final game of the regular season on April 6 vs. Detroit. 2001-02: Split his first professional season between Norfolk (AHL) and the Blackhawks…Won the Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Trophy as the AHL’s top rookie…Named to the 2002 AHL All-Rookie Team…Led the Admirals in goals (26) and points (56)…Recalled by Chicago on Feb. 11 and made his NHL debut vs. Florida on Feb. 13…Played in the AHL All-Star game on Feb. 14…Recalled by the Blackhawks again on Feb. 25…Recorded his first NHL goal/point in his second NHL game at Philadelphia on Feb. 26…Notched his first NHL assist on March 3 vs. Anaheim. PLAYOFFS: Made his playoff debut in Game 1 of the WCQF at St. Louis on April 18…Participated in three of Chicago’s five postseason games.

COLLEGE / OTHER
2000-01: Finished sixth in the WCHA in scoring with 56 points (28g/28a) in 41 games as a junior at St. Cloud State University…Led the Huskies to the conference title and was named MVP of the WCHA Final Five. 1999-00: Selected to the WCHA Second All-Star Team…Led St. Cloud in scoring with 49 points. 1998-99: Named to the WCHA All Rookie Team as a freshman. 1997-98: Was selected to the USHL First All-Star Team with Fargo-Moorhead. 1996-97: Played for the Winnipeg South Blues where he was named MJHL Rookie of the Year.

PERSONAL
Tyler’s father, Chuck, played eight seasons in the NHL, including two years with the Colorado Rockies (1976-78)… Although born in Oklahoma City, Tyler was raised in Winnipeg, where he still resides in the offseason…Donates his time to the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Goals For Lads.
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