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Derek Arnold



  • DOB: 2/9/1990
  • Ht: 5-8
  • Wt: 172
  • Shoots: R
  • School: UMass-Lowell
  • Hometown: Foxboro, MA

Arnold, a 27-year-old native of Foxboro, Mass., was acquired in a trade with Manchester on March 6. During the 2015-16 season, the forward appeared in 42 ECHL games with Manchester and scored 30 points (16 goals, 14 assists). Arnold is in his third professional season after playing four collegiate years at UMass-Lowell in the Hockey East from 2010-2014. The 5-foot-8, 172-pound forward played 154 NCAA games with the Riverhawks and scored 98 points (43 goals, 55 assists). Arnold helped UMass-Lowell capture a Hockey East regular season and tournament championship along with a run to the Frozen Four in 2013 and helped the Riverhawks to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 2012-14.

The forward has appeared in a total of 14 games in the American Hockey League, all coming during the 2015-16 season with Ontario, Portland and Charlotte. During the 2014-15 season, Arnold played professionally in Norway for Lillehammer, scoring 45 points (21 goals, 24 assists) in 45 games. Before attending college, Arnold was a member of the Waterloo Black Hawks in the United States Hockey League (USHL) for two seasons from 2008-10. In his second year in Waterloo, Arnold was honored as the USHL’s Curt Hammer Award winner, given to a player who distinguishes himself both on and off the ice by demonstrating outstanding performance skills, pride and determination.

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