Boston College senior forward Bill Arnold joined teammate Johnny Gaudreau today in signing with the Calgary Flames. Arnold was selected by the Flames in the 4th round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Arnold was one of the three pieces on Boston College's amazing top line this past season, along with the nation's leading scorer in Johnny Gaudreau, and second-leading scorer in Kevin Hayes. Arnold finished tied for fifth nationally in scoring with 14 goals and 39 assists for 53 assists. While he was third on his line in scoring, Arnold was arguably the best two-way forward of the group with excellent defensive abilities.
We ranked Arnold as the 50th best NHL prospect in the NCAA in our list of Top 100 NHL Prospects in College Hockey:
A consistent offensive contributor in his four year’s in Chestnut Hill, Arnold is a solid two-way player who is accountable on the backcheck, Arnold is a player who might be able to make a living at the next level because of that defensive ability, coupled with enough offense punch to contribute.
Arnold, along with Gaudreau, is expected to join Calgary immediately, and play for the Flames on Sunday in their final regular season game against Vancouver.