OHL First All-Star Team (1992) NHL Foundation Player Award (2003)
Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to hernia injury vs. Dallas, November 10, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 2, 2005. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to recurring hernia injury. Signed as a free agent by Flint (IHL), January 9, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Grand Rapids (AHL), February 4, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, February 25, 2008. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to recurring hernia injury. Officially announced his retirement, December 7, 2009.
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