Traded to Tampa Bay by Los Angeles for Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Samuel Groulx) in 2008 Entry Draft, January 20, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Hartford (AHL), August 27, 2009. Loaned to Charlotte (ECHL) by Hartford (AHL), September 29, 2009.
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