Vokoun led the Czech Republic to the bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics, posting a 2.46 goals-against average in seven games played.
His spectacular gold medal-winning performance at the 2005 World Championships, (.953 save percentage, 1.08 goals against average and 7-1-0 record), including a 29 save shutout in the gold medal game, earned him the Best Goaltender Award for the tournament.
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