Signed as a free agent by Toronto, October 13, 1937. Traded to Detroit by Toronto with $10,000 for Bucko McDonald, December 19, 1938. Traded to St. Louis (AHL) by Indianapolis (AHL) for cash with Detroit holding right of recall, January, 1946. Traded to Tulsa (USHL) by Cleveland (AHL) for cash, October 6, 1947.
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