He also wore a lot of numbers: 24, 8 (Montreal); 14 (Atlanta); 9 (Pittsburgh); 10 (Kansas City/Colorado); 26 (Cleveland); 19 (Minnesota); 19 (Washington).
He would have played for another team (Vancouver) who bought his rights in 1979 but he never made the club. Arnason’s connections to NW division teams also include the fact that he assisted on the first Colorado Rockies goal in team history.
The Oilers have had a nice start but tonight they play the Flames and honestly this is the club they need to master in 08-09. I remember a few years back when the Oilers routinely extinguished the Flames, but an early season (might have been the first game of the year) 1-0 win by Calgary (goal: Marc Savard) turned the tide and the Oilers have been the lesser team ever since.
If they’re going to have a season that involves a push at Minnesota for the title, the Edmonton Oilers need to come out of the weekend 1-1 or better. It’s early, but that Marc Savard goal tipped the scales and a hard fought pair of W’s this weekend would sound a warning bell across the NW division: the Oilers are for real.