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by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

The NHLPA announced via twitter today that former Edmonton forward Jason Arnott has retired from professional hockey after 18 NHL seasons.

Arnott played in 1,244 NHL games, scoing 417 goals and adding 521 assists. He had stints in Edmonton, New Jersey, Dallas, Nashville, Washington and St. Louis.

Arnott was selected 7th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Oilers and played for the blue and orange from 1993-1998. He was traded by Edmonton, along with Bryan Muir, to New Jersey in '98 for Bill Guerin and Valeri Zelepukin.

His best season with the Oilers was his rookie year in which he scored 68 points, including a career-high tying 33 goals (He matched 33 goals in 2008-2009 with the Nashville Predators).

Arnott scored the cup-winning goal in double-overtime of game six of the 2000 Stanley Cup championship.

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