Dean Arsene (born July 20, 1980) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman. While he played the majority of his AHL career with the Hershey Bears, he last played with the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League (AHL). He played 13 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Edmonton Oilers.
July 20, 1980|
Murrayville, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Edmonton Oilers|
To date, Arsene's professional career has been almost solely in the American Hockey League, where he has played twelve seasons. He spent six of those seasons (from 2003–04 to 2008–09) with the Hershey Bears, winning the league's championship Calder Cup twice in that tenure, and earning the fond nickname "Mayor of Chocolatetown."
Following his second Calder Cup, Arsene chose to sign the two-way contract with the Edmonton Oilers in the hope of earning some playing time in the NHL on July 16, 2009. That hope was realized when he was called up for a two-game stint in late 2009. He spent the majority of the 2009–10 season as the captain of the Springfield Falcons, however he was again later recalled on an emergency basis on March 22, 2010, finishing out the season with Edmonton.
In his final professional season, Arsene returned home, signing a one-year contract with the Abbotsford Heat for the 2013–14 campaign. Arsene posted 7 points in 42 games before announcing his retirement upon the Heat's first round exit in the playoffs on May 7, 2014.
|2002–03||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||50||1||3||4||94||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||69||1||10||11||98||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Oilers sign three including two-time AHL champ Arsene". American Hockey League. July 16, 2009. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
- "Oilers recall Arsene". Edmonton Oilers. November 13, 2009. Retrieved June 7, 2010.
- "Blues Sign Arsene to Two-Way Deal". St. Louis Blues. August 11, 2010. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
- "Coyotes add Oystrick, Arsene, Watkins on one-year contracts". The Sports Network. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
- "IceCaps agree to terms with Sawada and Arsene". St. John's Ice Caps. August 9, 2012. Archived from the original on May 14, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
- "Abbotsford's Arsene retires from pro hockey". Abbynews.com. May 7, 2014. Retrieved May 7, 2014.