Scored 16 points (7g/9a) in 76 games during his second season with the Islanders and seventh full National Hockey League campaign...Posted a career-best plus-1 rating...Scored a career-high four game-winning goals, the third most on the team...His 60 penalty minutes placed third on the team...The Islanders went 7-0-0 in games he scored and 14-2-0 when he recorded a point...Missed six games throughout the season due to injuries...Suffered a lower-body injury on Nov. 14 at Florida and missed one game...Missed one game due to a lower-body injury on Dec. 6 at Ottawa...Missed a game due to an upper-body injury on Jan. 9 at New Jersey...Suffered an upper-body injury on Feb. 7 at Boston and missed two games...Suffered an undisclosed injury on Apr. 4 vs. Buffalo.
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