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Brian Swanson

Brian Swanson  #29

Center
NUMBER: 29 BIRTHDATE: March 24, 1976
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Eagle River, AK, United States
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: SJS / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (115th overall)
USHL First All-Star Team (1994) USHL Second All-Star Team (1995) WCHA Second All-Star Team (1996) WCHA Rookie of the Year (1996) WCHA First All-Star Team (1997, 1998, 1999) NCAA West Second All-American Team (1998) NCAA West First All-American Team (1999) AHL Second All-Star Team (2002) Traded to NY Rangers by San Jose with Jayson More and San Jose's 4th round choice (later traded back to San Jose San Jose selected Adam Colagiacomo) in 1997 Entry Draft for Marty McSorley, August 20, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, August 19, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 24, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Kassel (Germany), April 20, 2004.
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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