Has a strong lower base, which helps him in checking situations. Is a sound fundamental player with good defensive instincts. Can put up good scoring totals at lower levels, too.
The jury is still out on whether he'll be able to produce consistent offense at the highest level. In order to do that, he must shoot the puck more to keep opposing defenders honest.
Decent two-way center with some upside.
Career Honors & Awards
Best Defensive Forward
2013-14 (Shared with Ross Mauermann)
Movements & Injuries
Assigned to the Adirondack Flames (AHL).
Signed by the Calgary Flames to a two-year entry-level contract.
Drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round (108th overall) in 2010.
Bill Arnold has slimmed to get faster | 07/09/2014 9:26 AM
Bill Arnold has been focused on losing a bit of weight to get faster.
Arnold, who is 6-foot-0, has gone from 205 pounds during the 2013-14 campaign to 197 now. "I feel a little faster. The feet are a little faster, and my conditioning is better than it has been in the past," Arnold said. "But I don't want to get too excited about it, because I've still got two big months of summer that I have to keep working really hard for." Arnold had 14 goals and 53 points in 40 games with Boston College last season and was also solid without the puck. He's a bit of a long shot to make the team's opening game roster, but his defensive abilities might lead to him getting in as a bottom-six forward.