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Jerry Byers

Jerry Byers  #12

Left Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: March 29, 1952
BIRTHPLACE: Kentville, NS, Canada
DRAFTED: MNS / 1972 NHL Amateur Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (12th overall)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1974, 1979) Traded to Atlanta by Minnesota with Buster Harvey for John Flesch and Don Martineau, May 27, 1974. Traded to NY Rangers by Atlanta for Curt Ridley, September 9, 1975.
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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