Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile announced today that center Jason Arnott has been named the fourth captain in franchise history while forwards J.P. Dumont and Steve Sullivan will serve as his assistants for the 2007-08 National Hockey League season.
Arnott, 32, tied for the team lead in goals (27) in 2006-07, his first season with the Predators. The 6-4, 220-pound center has posted more than 20 goals in eight straight seasons and 10 times total in his 13 NHL campaigns. The Collingwood, Ontario, native has recorded 698 points in 892 career games with Edmonton, New Jersey, Dallas and Nashville, advanced to the postseason nine times and played in the Stanley Cup Finals twice, winning the trophy in 2000.
He is the fourth captain in the history of the franchise following in the steps of Tom Fitzgerald, Greg Johnson and Kimmo Timonen.