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Eric Messier

Eric Messier  #29

Left Wing
NUMBER: 29 BIRTHDATE: October 29, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Drummondville, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 197
Shoots: Left
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1994) Signed as a free agent by Colorado, June 14, 1995. Missed majority of 1998-99 due to elbow injury vs. Ottawa, October 10, 1998. Played w/ RHI's Montreal Roadrunners in 1995 (22-0-11-11-46). Traded to Florida by Colorado with Vaclav Nedorost for Peter Worrell and Florida's 2nd round choice (later traded to NY Rangers later traded back to Florida Florida selected David Shantz) in 2004 Entry Draft, July 18, 2003. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to wrist injury vs. Atlanta, November 21, 2003.
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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