Bill Arnold
Born (1992-05-13)May 13, 1992,
Needham, Massachusetts, U.S.
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
Pro clubs Calgary Flames
NHL Draft 108th overall, 2010
Calgary Flames
Playing career 2014–2016

William Norris Arnold (born May 13, 1992) is a former American professional ice hockey center who played for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a fourth round selection of the Flames, 108th overall, at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Arnold played four seasons of college hockey for the Boston College Eagles between 2010 and 2014, and was a member of the school's 2012 national championship team.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

College[edit | edit source]

A native of Needham, Massachusetts, Arnold attended and played high school hockey at Noble and Greenough School and the Boston Junior Bruins program before joining the USA Hockey National Team Development Program for the 2009–10 season.[1] At the U-17 level, Arnold was team captain of a select team that participated in a five nation tournament in Slovakia; he was named the tournament's most valuable player.[1] At the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships, Arnold recorded three points in six games as National Team Development Program, representing the United States, won the gold medal.[2] At the 2010 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft, Arnold was selected in the fourth round, 108th overall, by the Calgary Flames.[3]

Arnold committed to play college hockey at Boston College, where he joined the Eagles program in 2010.[1] As a freshman in 2010–11, he recorded 20 points in 39 games.[4] In his sophomore season, he joined the US National Junior Team for the 2012 World Junior Championship. Arnold recorded three goals and three assists in six games for the seventh place Americans.[5] En route to a 36-point season with the Eagles,[4] Arnold scored the overtime-winning goal to defeat Boston College's rival Boston University Terriers and win the 60th annual Beanpot tournament.[6] He then capped his season with a national championship as Boston College won its final 19 games, culminating in a 4–1 victory over the Ferris State Bulldogs to win the 2012 Frozen Four tournament.[7]

Following a 35-point season in 2012–13,[5] Arnold completed his senior season on a line with close friends Johnny Gaudreau and Kevin Hayes. Arnold was praised by both his linemates and coach, Jerry York. They lauded him as being a player who excelled in all three zones of the ice, and who sacrificed personal stats for the benefit of his linemates.[4] Arnold finished his college season with 14 goals and 53 points. For his college career, he recorded 159 points in 144 games.[8]

Professional[edit | edit source]

Following Boston College's 5–4 loss in the 2014 Frozen Four semifinal to the Union Dutchmen, Arnold joined Gaudreau – who was also a Flames draft pick – in signing their first professional contracts.[9] Arnold signed a two-year contract worth an average of $900,000 per season.[10] He made his NHL debut in the Flames final game of the season, a 5–1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on April 13, 2014.[11] Arnold thus earned him a spot on the list of players who played only one game in the NHL.

Arnold spent the entirety of the 2014–15 and 2015–16 seasons playing for Calgary's AHL affiliate. He produced 24 goals and 60 points in 113 games over both seasons.

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 U.S. National Development Team USHL 26 8 15 23 20
2010–11 Boston College Eagles HE 39 10 10 20 38
2011–12 Boston College Eagles HE 42 17 19 36 46
2012–13 Boston College Eagles HE 38 17 18 35 40
2013–14 Boston College Eagles HE 40 14 39 53 51
2013–14 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Adirondack Flames AHL 61 15 23 38 30
2015–16 Stockton Heat AHL 52 9 13 22 20
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States
Men's ice hockey
IIHF World U18 Championship
Gold 2010 Belarus

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States U18 WJC-U18 6 1 2 3 6
2012 United States WJC 6 3 3 6 4
Junior totals 12 4 5 9 10

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pave, Marvin. "Arnold sails on ice", Boston Globe, 2010-02-21. Retrieved on 2014-04-15.  – via Highbeam (subscription required)
  2. (2011) IIHF Guide & Record Book 2012. International Ice Hockey Federation, 382. ISBN 978-0-7710-9598-6. 
  3. (2013) 2013–14 Calgary Flames Media Guide. Calgary Flames Hockey Club, 93–94. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Marrapese-Burrell, Nancy. "Arnold in His Own Spotlight ; Though Often Overshadowed by Linemates, BC Senior Center Is Lauded for Energy, Effort", Boston Globe, 2014-03-14. Retrieved on 2014-04-15.  – via Highbeam (subscription required)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Bill Arnold player card", National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2014-04-15. 
  6. Morreale, Mike G.. "Arnold's OT goal gives BC third straight Beanpot title", National Hockey League, 2012-02-14. Retrieved on 2014-04-15. 
  7. Augustovitz, Roman. "BC streaks its way to title", Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 2012-04-08. Retrieved on 2014-04-15.  – via Highbeam (subscription required)
  8. Gilbertson, Wes. "Excited Eagles Bill Arnold & Johnny Gaudreau prepare for NHL debuts", Calgary Sun, 2014-04-13, p. S3. 
  9. Odland, Kristen. "Rookies to make Flames debut", Calgary Herald, 2014-04-12, p. D1. 
  10. "BC stars Gaudreau and Arnold sign with Flames", National Hockey League, 2014-04-11. Retrieved on 2014-04-15. 
  11. Johnson, George. "Gaudreau scores in Flames debut", Calgary Herald, p. C1. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tim Schaller
Hockey East Best Defensive Forward
(with Ross Mauermann)

Succeeded by
Noel Acciari
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