SJHL Rookie-of-the-Year (1966)
Claimed by Minnesota from Boston in Intra-League Draft, June 11, 1969. Selected by Calgary-Cleveland (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Phoenix (WHA) by Cleveland (WHA) for Rick Newell and Rob Watt, November, 1975. Traded to Birmingham (WHA) by Phoenix (WHA) for future considerations, August, 1976.
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