Jason Arnott announces retirement from NHL

Paul Bereswill

After 18 seasons, forward Jason Arnott has retired from professional hockey.

Forward Jason Arnott announced his retirement from professional ice hockey, according to a release from the NHL Players' Association on Tuesday afternoon.

Arnott's career spanned 18 seasons with six franchises and included 417 goals, 521 assists, 938 points and 1,242 penalty minutes in 1,244 games. Originally selected with the No. 7 overall pick in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, Arnott was employed by six different teams including the Oilers, Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals.

While his career included several memorable moments, he will forever be remembered for scoring the winning goal in the 2000 Stanley Cup Final for New Jersey.

Arnott thanked his family, friends and teammates for his success at the professional level, via the NHLPA:

"I would like to thank everyone who helped me throughout my NHL career, including my family, friends, teammates and fans. Playing in the NHL was my dream, and I am very proud and appreciative of the fact I was able to play at the highest level for 19 years, with the best players in the world," said Arnott. "Each of the teams I played for provided me with great experiences and memories, and our Stanley Cup team in New Jersey certainly stands out among all of them."

Arnott concluded his career over 72 games in the 2011-12 season with the St. Louis Blues.

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