Traded to Columbus by Tampa Bay with Tampa Bay's 3rd round choice (later traded to Calgary Calgary selected Dustin Boyd) in 2004 Entry Draft for Darryl Sydor and Columbus' 4th round choice (Mike Lundin) in 2004 Entry Draft, January 27, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (Russia), August 17, 2007. Signed as a free aqgent by Ufa (KHL), July 5. 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