Brother of Mathieu QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1995) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1995) Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year (1995) AHL First All-Star Team (1999) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (AHL fewest goals against) (1999) (shared with Tom Draper) Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award (AHL Outstanding Goaltender) (1999)
Traded to Philadelphia by Buffalo for Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (T.J. Brennan) in 2007 Entry Draft, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 22, 2009. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2010. Missed remainder of 2010-11 season due to broken collarbone during practice, February 28, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 and 2012-13 as a healthy reserve. Officially announced his retirement, October 20, 2013.
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