Consistency was Arnott's hallmark. The native of Collingwood, Ontario, never scored more than 33 goals in a season (a total he reached twice), but he scored at least 20 in 10 consecutive seasons from 1998-99 through 2008-09. Arnott also saved the only playoff overtime goal of his career for the biggest moment -- on June 10, 2000, he scored at 8:20 of the second overtime in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final to give the New Jersey Devils the championship.
The Edmonton Oilers selected Arnott, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound center, with the No. 7 pick in the 1993 NHL Draft. He was an instant success, scoring 33 goals and finishing with 68 points as a 19-year-old in 1993-94, coming in second behind goalie Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils (a future teammate) in voting for the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie. But Arnott never came close to matching those numbers during his next three seasons with the Oilers, and after he got off to a slow start in 1997-98, the Oilers traded him to the Devils on Jan. 4, 1998.