Traded to Pittsburgh by Edmonton for Pittsburgh's 7th round choice (Brandon Lafrance) in 1996 Entry Draft, June 22, 1996. Claimed by Columbus from Pittsburgh in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Biel-Bienne (Swiss-2), January 6, 2005. Traded to Anaheim by Columbus with Francois Beauchemin for Sergei Fedorov and Anaheim's 5th round choice (Maxime Frechette) in 2006 Entry Draft, November 15, 2005.
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