CHL First All-Star Team (1981)
Missed majority of 1978-79 season in retirement. Traded to Colorado by Toronto with Trevor Johansen for Paul Gardner, March 13, 1979. Traded to Edmonton by Colorado for Bobby Schmautz, February 25, 1980. Died of injuries suffered in automobile accident following CHL finals, May 30, 1981.
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