Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 6 2009. Missed majority of 2011-12 as a healthy reserve. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Norfolk (AHL), October 3, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, January 17, 2013. Traded to Philadelphia by Anaheim for Harry Zolnierczyk, April 1, 2013. Missed majority of 2013-14 as a healthy reserve.
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