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1971 NHL DRAFT PICK
Chuck Arnason
Selected in first round
No. 7 overall by Montreal Canadiens

Born July 15, 1951
Position: Right Wing / Center
Height: 5-10   Weight: 180
BEFORE THE DRAFT
Last Team: Flin Flon (WCHL)                             
Birthplace: Ashern, Manitoba (Canada)
Hometown: Dauphin, Manitoba
PRE-DRAFT STATISTICS
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1969-70 Flin FlonWCHL 60 3427 6191
1970-71 Flin FlonWCHL 6679 84163 153

PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
WCHL All-Star First Team:
1970-71 (Flin Flon)
WCHL Brownridge Trophy (Top Scorer): 1970-71 (Flin Flon) (163)
WCHL Goals Leader: 1970-71 (Flin Flon) (79 goals)
WCHL Playoffs Points Leader: 1970 (32 points), 1971 (37 points)
WCHL Playoffs Assists Leader: 1971 (22 assists)
NHL CAREER
Debut: December 19, 1971 (Montreal at California)
Numbers:  24, 8 (Montreal); 14 (Atlanta); 9 (Pittsburgh); 10 (Kansas City/Colorado); 26 (Cleveland); ?? (Minnesota); 19 (Washington).
Stanley Cup: Never won.  Playing Status: Retired 1980
CAREER NHL STATISTICS
YearsTeamsGPGATPPIM
1971-1979 MTL, ATL, PIT
KC/COL, CLE/MIN, WAS
401 10990199 122
CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS
YearsTeamsGPGATPPIM
1975Pittsburgh9 246 4

NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
1972-73:
Played 19 regular-season games for Montreal team that went on to win Stanley Cup.
Miscellaneous: Played on 1977-78 Cleveland team that merged with Minnesota on June 15, 1978. ... His rights were sold by Washington to Vancouver in July 1979, but he never played for Canucks parent team.
NON-NHL CAREER
Post-Draft Teams: Nova Scotia (AHL); Phoenix (CHL); Oklahoma City (CHL); Dallas (CHL)
NON-NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
AHL Calder Cup:
1972 (Nova Scotia)
WHA Draft Pick: 1972 (by Chicago)
Miscellaneous: An avid golfer, he once had a hole-in-one during his NHL playing days. ... Became manager of a golf course in Winnipeg after his retirement.
Personal: Full name is Ernest Charles Arnason. ... Father of NHL player Tyler Arnason.
HOW HE GOT AWAY
TRADE: Montreal traded Arnason, Bob Murray and NHL rights to WHA player Dale Hoganson to Atlanta in exchange for Flames' 1974 first-round draft pick (Rick Chartraw), 1977 third-round draft pick (Pierre Lagace) and cash on May 29, 1973.

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SNAPSHOT '71
Total Selected: 117
Forwards: 63
Defense: 45
Goaltenders: 9
Major Junior: 84
College Players: 19
Canadian: 107
Euro-Canadian: 2
USA Citizens: 8
U.S.-Born: 8
European: 0
Reached NHL: 50
Won Stanley Cup: 3
Hall of Fame: 3
All-Star Game: 10
Year-end All-Star: 5
Olympians: 4
Picks Traded: 18
 
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