BCJHL First All-Star Team (1978) AHL Second All-Star Team (1985) AHL First All-Star Team (1987) Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (Sportsmanship AHL) (1987, 1991)
Signed as a free agent by Hartford, August 10, 1980. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, September 14, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 15, 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