Missed majority of 2003-04 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Victoria (ECHL), December 3, 2004. Missed majority of 2005-06 due to knee (November 6, 2005 at Springfield - AHL) and finger (January 3, 2006 in practice) injuries. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 17, 2007.
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