Signed as a free agent by Columbus, August 22, 2005. Traded to Carolina by Columbus for Derrick Walser, November 29, 2006. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 6, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Manitoba (AHL), September 8, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July 3. 2011. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (KHL), July 22, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Charlotte (AHL), October 3, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Zagreb (KHL), June 11, 2014.
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