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Rob Whistle

Rob Whistle  #17

Defenseman
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: April 30, 1961
BIRTHPLACE: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
OUAA First All-Star Team (1985) Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 13, 1985. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers with Tony McKegney for Bruce Bell and future considerations, May 28, 1987. Traded to Washington by St. Louis for Washington's 6th round choice (Derek Frenette) in 1989 Entry Draft, October 19, 1988.
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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