Scored 31 points (15g/16a) in 82 games during his first season with the Islanders...Was one of three Islanders to appear in every game (Nelson, Tavares)...Led the team with three shorthanded goals and four shorthanded points...Had five multi-point games...The Islanders were 18-5-1 when he scored a point...Recorded his 200th NHL point on Oct. 25 vs. Dallas...Had three points (2g/1a), including his third SHG of the season on Jan. 19 vs. Philadelphia...Appeared in his 500th NHL game on Apr. 4 vs. Buffalo...Scored his first career playoff goal on Apr. 25 vs. Washington.
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