Bill Arnold, C

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 215

Born: 1992-05-13

Hometown: Needham, MA

Drafted: 2010 by Calgary, 108th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

April 2014 - Arnold made his NHL debut in game 82 for the Flames. He had a solid evening playing 13:35 and registering one hit. He also turned in a respectable night in the circle, winning 56 percent of his draws. Arnold is apparently not joining the Heat in their Calder Cup playoff run as he now heads back to Boston College to finish out his semester of classes. Brad Wilson

 

April 2014 - Arnold is set to make his Flames debut Sunday against the Canucks. Brad Wilson

 

April 2014 - Arnold and the BC Eagles have been eliminated from the Frozen Four tournament by the Union Dutchmen. He had a strong season along side friend and future Flames team-mate Johnny Gaudreau. Arnold managed to turn in his best offensive season in his senior year with 52 points (14 goals) in 39 games. He is primed to slot into a third or fourth line role as a pro but is likely at least a year away from the NHL. Joe Colborne is the player the Flames would like to see in the third line center spot but he has been spending time on the wing. If and when Arnold makes the jump to the big club, Colborne could be the deciding factor on if he is pivoting the fourth line or moves up a spot. Brad Wilson

 

March 2013 - The Calgary Flames may have unearthed an excellent role player in Bill Arnold. Currently in his third season at Boston College, Arnold has displayed a keen commitment to defense. This has earned him the trust of his coaches and he has worked his way into the top two lines for Boston. His skating has improved steadily, as has his offensive game. He produced 36 points in 42 games last year and is currently 4th in scoring for the Eagles. Born in Boston, he originally wore  number 24 in honour of Terry O’Reilly, his childhood hero. His hard work and 200 foot game will certainly translate into the AHL, and if he continues to develop he has the makings of a dependable, gritty, two way center. Sheldon Curtis

 

 

December, 2012 - Arnold is having a fine junior season at Boston College, with 13 points in 14 games so far. He will face the decision of whether to stay in school for his final year or turn pro at the end of the season. Rich Dillon

 

February, 2012 – Arnold is a two-way pivot with no standout skill, but no real weakness to his game either.  He played for Team USA in this winter’s World Junior Championships, and was named one of the top three players on the team.

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Never a big scorer at any level, Arnold has an opportunity to be an excellent 4th line center with the chance of moving to the third line as he develops as a professional.

 

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