Brother of Rodger Father of Brian and Gary
Signed as a free agent by Mtl. Maroons, October 7, 1937. Traded to Montreal by Mtl. Maroons for cash, September 14, 1938. Traded to Chicago by Montreal for cash, May 15, 1939. Traded to Boston by Chicago for Jack Portland, January 27, 1940.
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