Traded to Philadelphia by Washington to complete transaction that sent Bob Sirois to Washington (December 15, 1975), September 1, 1976. Traded to Quebec by Philadelphia for cash, August 11, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, January 4, 1983. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 1, 1983. Named Head Coach of Binghampton (AHL), July 23, 2002.
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