WCJHL First All-Star Team (1976, 1977) AHL First All-Star Team (1986)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1981)
Traded to Vancouver by Philadelphia with Drew Callander for Dennis Ververgaert, December 29, 1978. Traded to Pittsburgh by Vancouver for Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, later traded back to Philadelphia Philadelphia selected David McClay) in 1984 Entry Draft, January 26, 1984. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 19, 1985.
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