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Michael Grabner
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Michael Grabner  #40

New York Islanders  Right Wing
NUMBER: 40 BIRTHDATE: October 5, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Villach, Austria
WEIGHT: 202 DRAFTED: VAN / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (14th overall)
Scored 13 points (8g/5a) in 34 games during an injury-shortened fifth season with the Islanders...Had two multi-point games...Missed a total of 39 games due to injury...Suffered a lower-body injury during training camp on Sept. 26 and missed the first 25 games of the season, making his debut on Dec. 4 at Ottawa...Suffered a lower-body injury on Dec. 13 vs. Chicago and missed nine games...Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Feb. 5 at Philadelphia...Suffered an upper-body injury on Feb. 7 in Boston and missed five games.
NHL All-Rookie Team (2011) Traded to Florida by Vancouver with Steve Bernier and Vancouver's 1st round choice (Quinton Howden) in 2010 Entry Draft for Keith Ballard and Victor Oreskovich, June 25, 2010. Claimed on waivers by NY Islanders from Florida, October 5, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Villach (Austria), October 4, 2012.
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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