Traded to Philadelphia by NY Rangers with Jan Hlavac, Pavel Brendl and NY Rangers' 3rd round choice (Stefan Ruzicka) in 2003 Entry Draft for Eric Lindros, August 20, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Ambri-Piotta (Swiss), September 18, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2006. Traded to Chicago by Minnesota with Nick Leddy for Cam Barker, February 12, 2010.
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