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John Arbour

John Arbour  #17

NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: September 28, 1945
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Shoots: Left
CPHL Second All-Star Team (1968) Regular season totals for Niagara Falls (OHA-Jr.) in 1964-65 unavailable. Traded to Pittsburgh by Boston with Jean Pronovost for cash, May 21, 1968. Traded to Vancouver (WHL) by Pittsburgh with Paul Andrea and the loan of Andy Bathgate for the 1969-70 season for Bryan Hextall Jr., May 20, 1969. Rights transferred to Vancouver after NHL franchise purchased WHL club, December 19, 1969. Traded to St. Louis by Vancouver for cash, December 3, 1970. Selected by Minnesota (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Denver (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) for future considerations, October, 1975. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota (WHA) after Denver-Ottawa (WHA) franchise folded, January 17, 1976. Traded to Calgary (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) with Butch Deadmarsh and Danny Gruen for cash, January, 1977.
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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016