OMJHL First All-Star Team (1980)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1981, 1992)
Traded to Washington by Minnesota for the rights to Claudio Scremin, November 1, 1988. Traded to Ottawa by Washington for Ottawa's 5th round choice (Benoit Gratton) in 1995 Entry Draft, January 18, 1995. Traded to NY Islanders by Ottawa with Martin Straka and Bryan Berard for Damian Rhodes and Wade Redden, January 23, 1996. Traded to Toronto by NY Islanders with Kirk Muller to complete transaction that sent Damian Rhodes and Ken Belanger to NY Islanders (January 23, 1996), January 23, 1996.
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