Traded to New Jersey by San Jose with Doug Bodger for John MacLean and Ken Sutton, December 7, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, September 5, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Ayr (Britain), August 28, 2001.
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