Claimed by Chicago (Portland-WHL) from Chicago in Reverse Draft, June 10, 1970. Claimed by NY Islanders from Chicago in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Claimed by Kansas City from NY Islanders in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. Transferred to Colorado after Kansas City franchise relocated, June, 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