Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (KHL), August 21, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, December 12, 2011. Claimed on waivers by Winnipeg from Tampa Bay December 12. 2011. Signed as a free agent by Hameenlinna (Finland), November 4, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Fribourg (Swiss), July 22, 2013.
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