Missed remainder of 2005-06 due to wrist injury vs. Carolina, November 11, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 13, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 2, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Nottingham (Britain), September 24, 2012. Traded to Los Angeles. by Carolina with Carolina's 4th round choice (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Kyle Platzer) in 2013 Entry Draft and Carolina's 6th round choice (Jake Marchment) in 2014 Entry Draft for Kevin Westgarth, January 13, 2013.
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