He finished with 1,189 penalty minutes as a Blazer, but over seven seasons, he developed as a hockey player. The Montreal native became a decent point producer, one of the team's best faceoff men and a penalty killer deluxe. The Blazers won the 2000-2001 Central Hockey League championship with Arvanitis logging a career-best 48 points in 69 games.
“I learned a lot when I played,” said Arvanitis, who lives in Norman with his wife and two boys. “I think I gained the respect and confidence of our coaching staff — they gave me tasks to do. If (Blazers coach Doug Sauter) asked me to go out there and win a draw, that's what I was going to do. I wanted to produce for the team, anything to help us win.”