Missed majority of 1984-85 season recovering from hand injury suffered in practice, October, 1984. Traded to Chicago by Quebec for Bob Mason, July 5, 1988. Traded to Winnipeg by Chicago for Winnipeg's 4th round choice (Igor Kravchuk) in 1991 Entry Draft, December 14, 1990. Traded to Washington by Winnipeg with Igor Ulanov for Washington's 3rd (later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Sergey Gusev) and 5th (Brian Elder) round choices in 1995 Entry Draft, April 7, 1995.
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