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Jason Arnott Officially Announces Retirement from the NHL

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(TORONTO) -- Two-time All-Star Jason Arnott announced his retirement from the NHL Tuesday.

Arnott joined the league in 1993 when the Edmonton Oilers drafted him with the seventh overall pick of the draft.

Arnott played 18 seasons with Edmonton, New Jersey, Dallas, Nashville, Washington and St. Louis. During that time Arnott played in 1,244 games registering 456 goals and 563 assists.

"I would like to thank everyone who helped me throughout my NHL career, including my family, friends, teammates and fans," Arnott said in a statement. "Playing in the NHL was my dream, and I am very proud and appreciative of the fact I was able to play at the highest level for 19 years, with the best players in the world. Each of the teams I played for provided me with great experiences and memories, and our Stanly Cup team (1999-2000) in New Jersey certainly stands out among all of them."

Arnott hasn't played in the NHL since the 2011-12 season but didn't officially announce his retirement until Tuesday.

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