AJHL Second All-Star Team (1971) WCJHL First All-Star Team (1972, 1973) WCJHL Goaltender of the Year (1972) WCJHL Player of the Year (1972) Lester Patrick Trophy (2004)
Loaned to Edmonton (WCJHL) by Calgary (WCJHL) for Memorial Cup, May 8, 1972. First goaltender to spend full season in NHL directly from junior without minor league experience. Traded to NY Rangers by St. Louis with Bill Collins for Jerry Butler, Ted Irvine and Bert Wilson, June 18, 1975.
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