Former Stars' forward Jason Arnott retires

Jason Arnott has decided to call it quits in the NHL after 18 seasons. He leaves as a 12-time 20-goal scorer and a Stanley Cup champion.

Arnott played for six teams -- Edmonton, New Jersey, Dallas, Nashville, Washington and St. Louis. He scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal for the Devils against the Stars in double overtime of Game 6 in 2000.

“I would like to thank everyone who helped me throughout my NHL career, including my family, friends, teammates and fans," Arnott said in an NHLPA release. "Playing in the NHL was my dream, and I am very proud and appreciative of the fact I was able to play at the highest level for 19 years, with the best players in the world,” said Arnott. “Each of the teams I played for provided me with great experiences and memories, and our Stanley Cup team in New Jersey certainly stands out among all of them.”

Arnott was traded to the Stars (along with Randy McKay and a first-round pick) on March 19, 2002 for Jamie Langenbrunner and Joe Nieuwendyk and played through the 2005-06 season. He had a career-high 76 points for the Stars in the 2005-06 season and then signed with the Nashville Predators.