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William Derlago

William Derlago  #19

Center
NUMBER: 19 BIRTHDATE: August 25, 1958
BIRTHPLACE: Birtle, MB, Canada
DRAFTED: VAN / 1978 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 1st   (4th overall)
WCJHL First All-Star Team (1977) WCJHL Second All-Star Team (1978) Missed majorty of 1978-79 season recovering from knee injury suffered in practice, December, 1978. Traded to Toronto by Vancouver with Rick Vaive for Tiger Williams and Jerry Butler, February 18, 1980. Traded to Boston by Toronto for Tom Fergus, October 11, 1985. Traded to Winnipeg by Boston for Wade Campbell, January 31, 1986. Traded to Quebec by Winnipeg for Quebec's 4th round choice (Mark Brownschidle) in 1989 Entry Draft, January 5, 1987.
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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