Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame

Scott Arniel

Birth: September 17, 1962
Home Town: Kingston, Ontario
Inducted as: Athlete
Inducted for: Hockey,
Inducted in: 2008


Scott won championships in football, basketball, rugby and track at Loyalist Collegiate but hockey was his main sport. He graduated from the Kingston Minor Hockey Association and spent a year with the Kingston Township Voyageurs before joining the Cornwall Royals, with whom he won Memorial Cups in 1980 and 1981. He scored three goals in the championship game of 1981.

A left wing, Scott was Winnipeg’s second-round draft choice in 1981. He was a member of two national junior teams, including the first Canadian team to win a gold medal at the world junior championship.

Scott played professional hockey for 18 years with the Jets, Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and Houston, San Diego, Utah and Manitoba of the International league. In 1987 and 1988 he won the Tim Horton Memorial award as the Sabres’ unsung hero and in 1996 he won a Turner Cup with Utah.

In 11 NHL seasons, Scott played 730 games, scoring 149 goals and 338 points. He retired in 1999. He then spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Manitoba Moose and four as an assistant in Buffalo. In 2006 Scott became the fifth coach of the American Hockey League team in