Hull-Ottawa played partial schedule against OHA-Jr. teams in 1956-57 and 1957-58 that counted for the opposition only. Traded to Chicago by Montreal for cash, June 9, 1959. Traded to Boston by Chicago with Mike Draper for Matt Ravlich and Jerry Toppazzini, June 9, 1964. Missed remainder of the 1964-65 season after being diagnosed with lung cancer, February 5, 1965.
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