Flames Prospect Profile: Bill Arnold
19 year-old Flames Prospect Bill Arnold is making a big contribution to Boston College’s push to win the NCAA Hockey Championship.
Currently Boston College (BC) will compete against Minnesota in the Frozen Four round of the NCAA championships. BC is currently shutting out the competition with six goals for and no goals against. Arnold is a big part of this and was involved in an important second goal in their game against Minnesota-Duluth.
At six feet, 218-pounds this is another player that will be able to add a big body to the Flames. A tough player who is known for using his body to wear down the opponent, Arnold is definitely a great support player on any line.
With 20 points (10 goals and 10 assists) in 39 games Arnold is a player that consistently contributes to the team.
Though this season he wears the number 10 he often wears the number 24 to honor his hockey idol Terry O’Reilly whom Arnold has said he looks up to for his hard work and determined play.
Arnold was a gold medalist at the World Under-18 championship in Minsk, Belarus and won Most Outstanding Forward in the 2008 Under-17 U.S. Selects in which he scored seven points in only four games.
Currently Arnold has two more years of college eligibility and will likely lead BC to numerous championships with fellow Flames prospect Johnny Gaudreau.Arnold was drafted by the Flames in the fourth round (108rd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.