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Eric Godard

Eric Godard  #18

Right Wing
NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: March 7, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Vernon, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 222
Shoots: Right
Signed as a free agent by Florida, September 24, 1999. Traded to NY Islanders by Florida for Florida's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Florida selected Gregory Campbell) in 2002 Entry Draft, June 22, 2002. Missed majority of 2003-04 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 14, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1, 2008. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to facial injury at Ottawa, December 26, 2010, as a healthy reserve and serving a ten game suspension for leaving the bench in game at NY Islanders, February 11, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Dallas. July 12, 2011. Officially annouced his retirement, November 2, 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