Tarnasky, 29, had 13 goals, 22 points and 144 penalty minutes last season with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. He last played in the NHL with the Florida Panthers in 2009-10, when he had one goal and three points in 31 games.
A ninth-round pick (No. 287) of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2003 NHL Draft, he has 13 goals, 30 points and 297 penalty minutes in 245 NHL games with the Lightning, Nashville Predators and Panthers.
I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.
— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82