|Winnipeg’s second pick, 22nd overall, in the 1981 Entry Draft, Arniel played parts of 11 seasons in the NHL from 1981-92, registering 149 goals and 189 assists for 338 points and 599 penalty minutes in 730 career games with the Sabres, Winnipeg Jets and Boston Bruins. He helped his teams qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in eight of those seasons and tallied 3-3-6 and 39 penalty minutes in 34 career playoff games. His best season as a player was 1983-84 when he set career highs with 21-35-56 and 68 penalty minutes in 80 games with Winnipeg. The Kingston, Ontario native also played eight seasons in the AHL and former International Hockey League, collecting 201-273-474 and 713 penalty minutes in 555 career games with Maine (AHL), New Haven (AHL), San Diego (IHL), Houston (IHL), Utah (IHL) and Manitoba (IHL). He added 25-17-42 and 88 penalty minutes in 55 career playoff games and helped the Utah Grizzlies win the Turner Cup in 1995-96. He retired as a player following the 1998-99 season. Prior to his professional career, Arniel played three seasons of major junior hockey with the Cornwall Royals and tallied 92-125-217 and 196 penalty minutes in 153 career games. He helped the Royals win back-to-back Memorial Cup championships in 1980 and 1981. He played for Team Canada at the 1982 World Junior Championships as the team won its first-ever gold medal at the tournament. Arniel was born September 17, 1962. He and his wife Lia, are the parents of son, Brendan, and daughter, Stephanie.