Jamie Arniel
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Jamie Arniel

Hometown:

Kingston Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1989-11-16

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2008

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

4th round (97th overall), 2008

Weight:

183 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2006-07: Jamie Arniel had a good rookie season in 2005-06, but had a breakout 2006-07 campaign, where Arniel lad the Storm in goals (31) and was tied for second in scoring, with 62 points. During that season, the young center was also chosen to play for Canada in the U-18 WJCs in Finland, where had three goals and five assists for eight points in six games to finish ninth overall in tournament scoring. Although Arniel's offensive production dropped off somewhat during the 2006-07 season (47 points in 60 games), the smaller center was selected to play in the CHL Top Prospects Game this past January, and is ranked by NHL Central Scouting as number 20 among North American skaters.

2007-08: Third season of OHL hockey. Traded to the Sarnia Sting on December 1, 2007, Arniel was a member of the Guelph Storm for his first two major junior seasons.

2008-09: Expectations were high and doubts were even higher this season for Arniel who struggled to find his scoring touch last year. He then followed those struggles with some offseason personal difficulties after the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. By the start of the season he was ready to make amends and have a productive year. He had that productive year, putting up career-high 32 goals and 36 assists in 63 games. He finished second on Sarnia in scoring and managed to put together a 15-game point-scoring steak that included a 10-game goal-scoring streak. In November, he was selected as a member of the 2008 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge OHL Team. In December he was invited to Canadian National Junior Team selection camp. His great vision and determined work ethic saw him find the goal as much as he helped his teammates find it. His speed and ability to score helped him progress into a mature, two-way sniper who doesn’t mind going into the corners to get the job done.

2009-10: In his first pro season, Arniel played for the Providence Bruins of the AHL.  In 67 games, Arniel scored 12 goals and added 16 assists for 28 points.

2010-11: Arniel appeared in one game with the Bruins, making his NHL debut in a game between the Bruins and Thrashers on Nov 28. He finished -1 with 3 shots on goal in over 12 minutes of ice-time. He was also with the Bruins during the playoffs but did not appear in any games. Arniel led the Providence Bruins (AHL) in scoring with 23 goals and 27 assists and was -10 with 26 PMs in 78 games. Arniel had a team-leading 262 shots on goal.

2011-12: Arniel struggled to match his production from the previous season in what would be his last year in the Bruins organization. After putting up promising numbers for AHL Providence and skating with the "Black Aces" during Boston's Stanley Cup run a year earlier, he scored 7 goals with 17 assists in 74 games for Providence and was minus-17 with 24 penalty minutes. Providence missed the AHL playoffs; finishing fourth in the Atlantic Division. Arniel was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Bruins and in August signed to play for Eisbaren Berlin in the DEL in Germany.

 

Talent Analysis

Arniel is a gutsy, two-way forward with speed and leadership qualities. He has the versatility to play center and wing, power play and penalty kill, scoring line or a checking role. Will do whatever it takes to win; block shots, give or take hits, win draws... Has a hard shot, and is a very willing shooter but struggles with accuracy.

 

Future

Arniel was not re-signed by the Bruins and is now playing in Europe for the 2012-13 season.

 

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