Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, March 14, 2007. Traded to Calgary by Philadelphia for Tim Ramholt, June 30, 2008. Traded to Chicago by Calgary for Aaron Johnson, October 7, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 7, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Zagreb (Austria), September 3, 2012.
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