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Raymond Giroux

Raymond Giroux  #19

Defenseman
NUMBER: 19 BIRTHDATE: July 20, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: North Bay, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: PHI / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (202nd overall)
ECAC First All-Star Team (1998) ECAC - Player of the Year (1998) NCAA East First All-American Team (1998) AHL First All-Star Team (2003) Rights traded to NY Islanders by Philadelphia for NY Islanders' 6th round choice (later traded to Montreal Montreal selected Scott Selig) in 2000 Entry Draft, August 25, 1998. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 7, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), September 11, 2005.
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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