Jamie Arniel

North American Skater - Sarnia, OHL
Final Rank:20Midterm Rank:23
Height:5' 11"Weight:183
Born:November 16, 1989
Born in:Kingston, ON, CAN
Drafted: 2008: BOS (4th Round / 97th Overall) 

On his style of play:  I like to bring speed to the table -- work hard from the corners and chip in with some goals and help everyone on the ice to help get some goals in.


On patterning his game after Ottawa’s Mike Fisher:  It's Mike Fisher for me -- I like to model my game after him.  He hits and puts the puck in the net; does what it takes to win.  And I just want to model my game after him and play the way he does.


On getting his start in hockey:  I started to skate when I was three.  It was a learn to skate program and I didn't like that too much.  But then, eventually, I got into hockey and I loved it.  Ever since then I've been playing every year, and it's the best part of my life.


On his motivation:  Just the love for the game.  I just want to improve as much as I can.  Get to the highest level I can  and be the best player I can be.


On the biggest influences on his career:  My parents, for sure and, of course, my uncle. He knew a lot about the game.  He played in the NHL and gave me a lot of tips of what I need to do to be successful. My parents have helped me along the way the whole time.  They've put some good pressure on me.  They really want me to succeed and it's helped me out.


On his uncle, former NHLer Scott Arniel:  It would be nice to follow in his footsteps and play in the NHL one day and hopefully I can do that.  Just watching tapes of him play back in the day was just amazing; watching him play in the World Juniors and everything.  It really got me excited and made me love the game that much more.


On his most memorable hockey gift:  I think my first composite stick.  That was a big deal for me because all the NHL players and all the best players around had those sticks and it was nice to get one of those.  It just really helped me out.


On his most memorable hockey moment:  I think my first OHL game was a big moment for me.  It was the first step to making it to the NHL and to be a hockey player as a living.  I was really nervous that game and really excited as well.  And I was really fortunate for that to happen.


On his thoughts about the Draft:  I was trying not to think about it too much during the season.  I just want to go out and play my game.  But in the back of my mind I'm really excited --  I can't wait.  I look forward to it each and every day and countdown the days.


On his pre-game routine:  I put on my left shin pad and my left elbow pad before the right.  I have no idea why I do it; I’ve just always done it.  And I usually eat four hours before the game and have a nap.  


On representing Canada at the Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial:  It was the first time I represented my country.  It was really special.  I got to play with some great players.  Unfortunately, we didn't come back with the gold, but it was still a great experience and I was really happy to play there.


On spending time away from the rink:  I’m just an easy going guy.  I like to hang out with my friends.  Maybe play some video games and go to the mall just like a normal teenager and have fun.


On his favorite shootout move:  My favorite shootout move is high glove.


On his favorite pump up song:  My favorite pump up song is "Put your hands up for Detroit."


On the one thing he couldn’t live without:  One thing I couldn't live without is hockey, for sure. 


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