Missed the entire 1958-59 due to leg injury suffered in football game between Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) and Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL), September 7, 1958. Loaned to Winnipeg (WHL) by Toronto (Victoria-WHL) for the remainder of the 1960-61 season for Barrie Ross, January, 1961.
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