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Honoured Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame


Chuckarnason

Ernest Charles Arnason

Selected by Montreal Canadiens 1st round (#7) in 1971 NHL Amateur Draft

played his junior hockey with Selkirk in the MJHL and then Flin Flon in the WCHL. ... won league championships in 1968 and 1970. ... scoring a league leading 36 goals in 1968-69. ... in 1970-71, not only led the WCHL in goals with 79, but also in points with 163. ... made his NHL Debut December 19, 1971, Montreal at California. ... played only bits and pieces with the Habs between 1971 and 1973. ... on Nova Scotia's Calder Cup winning team in 1972. ... traded to Atlanta. ... played only half a season with the Flames before going to Pittsburgh. ... the following year, his first full season, he had an excellent year, scoring 26 goals. ... the "Rifleman" had the shot but not the commitment in his own end. ... off to Kansas City, Colorado, then Cleveland, Minnesota, and finally Washington, all lower end teams in the league. ... he went to Germany in 1980, but suffered a career-ending knee injury.

Career StatisticsEdit

PlayingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1967-68 Selkirk Steelers CMJHL Statistics Unavailable
1968-69 Selkirk Steelers MJHL 34 36 37 73 5
1969-70 Flin Flon Bombers WCHL 60 34 27 61 91 17 14 18 32 38
1970-71 Flin Flon Bombers WCHL 66 79 84 163 153 17 15 22 37 30
1971-72 Montreal Canadiens NHL 17 3 0 3 4 -- -- -- -- --
Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 58 30 24 54 33 15 7 6 13 6
1972-73 Montreal Canadiens NHL 19 1 1 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 38 18 20 38 4 13 5 10 15 16
1973-74 Atlanta Flames NHL 33 7 6 13 13 -- -- -- -- --
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 41 13 5 18 4 -- -- -- -- --
1974-75 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 26 32 58 32 9 2 4 6 4
1975-76 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 30 7 3 10 14 -- -- -- -- --
Kansas City Scouts NHL 39 14 10 24 21 -- -- -- -- --
1976-77 Colorado Rockies NHL 61 13 10 23 10 -- -- -- -- --
1977-78 Colorado Rockies NHL 29 4 8 12 10 -- -- -- -- --
Phoenix Roadrunners CHL 6 3 3 6 4 -- -- -- -- --
Cleveland Barons NHL 40 21 13 34 8 -- -- -- -- --
1978-79 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Oklahoma City Stars CHL 60 24 22 46 42 -- -- -- -- --
Washington Capitals NHL 13 0 2 2 4 -- -- -- -- --
1979-80 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 68 15 17 32 28 -- -- -- -- --
1980-81 Kolner EC Bundesliga 16 5 7 12 10 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 401 109 90 199 122 9 2 4 6 4

CoachingEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League Type GP W L T Pts Finish GP W L Results
1982-83 Selkirk Steelers MJHL Head 38 18 20 0 36 -- -- -- -- --

Career MovesEdit

  • Traded to Atlanta by Montreal for Atlanta's 1st round choice in 1974 Amateur Draft, May 29, 1973.
  • Traded to Pittsburgh by Atlanta with Bob Paradise for Al McDonough, January 4, 1974.
  • Traded to Kansas City by Pittsburgh with Steve Durbano and Pittsburgh's 1st round choice in 1976 Amateur Draft for Simon Nolet, Ed Gilbert and Kansas City's 1st round choice in 1976 Amateur Draft, January 9, 1976.
  • Transferred to Colorado after Kansas City franchise relocated, July 15, 1976.
  • Traded to Cleveland by Colorado with Rick Jodzio for Ralph Klassen and Fred Ahern, January 9, 1978.
  • Placed on Minnesota Reserve List after Minnesota-Cleveland Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1978.
  • Traded to Washington by Minnesota for future considerations, March 12, 1979.
  • Traded to Minnesota by Washington for cash, April 24, 1979.
  • Traded to Vancouver by Minnesota for cash, July 19, 1979.
  • Signed with Cologne (West Germany) as an unrestricted free agent to be player-assistant coach, August 1980.

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