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Tyler Arnason
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Born (1979-03-16) March 16, 1979 (age 43)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Blackhawks
Brynäs IF
Ottawa Senators
Colorado Avalanche
Dinamo Riga
EHC Biel
Espoo Blues
National team Flag of the United States.svg United States
NHL Draft 183rd overall, 1998
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2001–2012

Tyler L. Arnason (born March 16, 1979) is an American retired professional ice hockey center. He played a career total of 487 games in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, and Colorado Avalanche.

Early life

He was born in Oklahoma City and raised in Winnipeg. He is the son of Chuck Arnason.


Before playing in the NHL, Arnason played college hockey at St. Cloud State University for 118 games. Arnason was drafted with the 183rd overall pick by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

On March 9, 2006, he was traded to the Ottawa Senators for Brandon Bochenski and a second-round pick. He played 19 games with the Senators and became an unrestricted free agent. On July 1, 2006, he signed a one-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche. He played 2 seasons with them and signed a one-year two-way contract with the New York Rangers for the 2009–10 season on July 3, 2009 but he never played for them. Arnason retired from playing professional ice hockey in 2012.

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