Split his eighth National Hockey League season between the San Jose Sharks and Islanders, totaling 14 points (6g/8a) in 38 games...Recorded three points (2g/1a) in three games during conditioning stint with the Worcester Sharks (American Hockey League) from Oct. 29 - Nov. 2...Made his NHL season debut on Nov. 6 vs. VAN and recorded an assist...Had a pair of goals and was named First Star on Dec. 4 vs. Boston...Traded to the Islanders on Mar. 2 in exchange for a conditional draft pick...Missed his first three games as an Islander with an upper-body injury from Mar. 3-7...Scored a goal and an assist in his Islanders debut on Mar. 9 at Toronto.
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