Jamie Arniel(12) Eisbären Berlin

After three years with Boston Bruins, signed to an entry level contract, center Jamie Arniel(12) was not qualified an offer to return for another season. He had a really poor year with their AHL affiliate Providence Bruins (only 7 goals and 17 assists in 74 games combined with a terrible -17 plus/minus), which could have contributed to them giving up on his development.

The 23-year old was originally a 4th round pick in the 2008 draft (#97 overall) and there was high hopes for the always seemingly small looking 5’11” 183 lbs. forward. In 227 minor league games he posted 43 goals and 60 assists with career highs in 2010/2011, the season he skated in his one NHL game (also the year the Bruins won the Stanley Cup). He is said to have received a ring for his time with their practice squad, the Black Aces.

For 2012/2013 he is off to continue his professional playing career in DEL with Eisbären Berlin.

He’s still so young that it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see him put up some big numbers overseas and return to another NHL team under another two-way contract.

 


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