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Al Arbour

Canadian ice hockey player, coach and executive

Alger Joseph "Radar" Arbour (November 1, 1932 – August 28, 2015) was a Canadian National Hockey League player, coach, and executive. He played for the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was known for being the coach of the New York Islanders.

Al Arbour
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1996
Al Arbour 1977.jpg
Al Arbour in 1977
Born (1932-11-01)November 1, 1932
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Died August 28, 2015(2015-08-28) (aged 82)
Sarasota, FL, US
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
Toronto Maple Leafs
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1949–1971

Arbour died on August 28, 2015 in Sarasota, Florida after being treated for Parkinson's disease and dementia, aged 82.[1][2]

Career statisticsEdit

Playing careerEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1949–50 Windsor Spitfires OHA-Jr. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1949–50 Detroit Hettche IHL 33 14 8 22 10 3 0 0 0 4
1950–51 Windsor Spitfires OHA-Jr. 31 5 4 9 27
1951–52 Windsor Spitfires OHA-Jr. 55 7 12 19 86
1952–53 Windsor Spitfires OHA-Jr. 56 5 7 12 92
1952–53 Washington Lions EAHL 4 0 2 2 0
1952–53 Edmonton Flyers WHL 8 0 1 1 2 15 0 5 5 10
1953–54 Detroit Red Wings NHL 36 0 1 1 18
1953–54 Sherbrooke Saints QHL 19 1 3 4 24 2 0 0 0 2
1954–55 Edmonton Flyers WHL 41 3 9 12 39
1954–55 Quebec Aces QHL 20 4 5 9 55 4 0 0 0 2
1955–56 Edmonton Flyers WHL 70 5 14 19 109 3 0 0 0 4
1955–56 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 1 1 0
1956–57 Detroit Red Wings NHL 44 1 6 7 38 5 0 0 0 6
1956–57 Edmonton Flyers WHL 24 2 3 5 24
1957–58 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 1 6 7 104 4 0 1 1 4
1958–59 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 2 10 12 86 6 1 2 3 26
1959–60 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 57 1 5 6 66 4 0 0 0 4
1960–61 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 53 3 2 5 40 7 0 0 0 2
1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 52 1 5 6 68 8 0 0 0 6
1962–63 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 1 0 1 4
1962–63 Rochester Americans AHL 63 6 21 27 97 2 0 2 2 2
1963–64 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 6 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1963–64 Rochester Americans AHL 60 3 19 22 62 2 1 0 1 0
1964–65 Rochester Americans AHL 71 1 16 17 88 10 0 1 1 16
1964–65 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 2
1965–66 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 0 1 1 2
1965–66 Rochester Americans AHL 59 2 11 13 86 12 0 2 2 8
1966–67 Rochester Americans AHL 71 3 19 22 48 13 0 1 1 16
1967–68 St. Louis Blues NHL 74 1 10 11 50 14 0 3 3 10
1968–69 St. Louis Blues NHL 67 1 6 7 50 12 0 0 0 10
1969–70 St. Louis Blues NHL 68 0 3 3 85 14 0 1 1 16
1970–71 St. Louis Blues NHL 22 0 2 2 6 6 0 0 0 6
AHL totals 324 15 86 101 381 39 1 6 7 42
NHL totals 626 12 58 70 617 86 1 8 9 92

Coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular season Postseason
G W L T Pts Finish W L Win % Result
STL 1970–71 50 21 15 14 56 2nd in West 2 4 .333 Lost in Quarter-finals
STL 1971–72 44 19 19 6 44 3rd in West 4 7 .364 Lost in Semi-finals
STL 1972–73 13 2 6 5 (9) (fired)
STL Total 107 42 40 25 109 6 11 .353 2 playoff appearances
NYI 1973–74 78 19 41 18 56 8th in East Missed playoffs
NYI 1974–75 80 33 25 22 88 3rd in Patrick 7 8 .467 Lost in Semifinals
NYI 1975–76 80 42 21 17 101 2nd in Patrick 7 6 .538 Lost in Semifinals
NYI 1976–77 80 47 21 12 106 2nd in Patrick 8 4 .667 Lost in Semifinals
NYI 1977–78 80 48 17 15 111 1st in Patrick 3 4 .429 Lost in Quarterfinals
NYI 1978–79 80 51 15 14 116 1st in Patrick 9 6 .600 Lost in Semifinals
NYI 1979–80 80 39 28 13 91 2nd in Patrick 15 6 .714 Won Stanley Cup
NYI 1980–81 80 48 18 14 110 1st in Patrick 15 3 .833 Won Stanley Cup
NYI 1981–82 80 54 16 10 118 1st in Patrick 15 4 .789 Won Stanley Cup
NYI 1982–83 80 42 26 12 96 2nd in Patrick 15 5 .750 Won Stanley Cup
NYI 1983–84 80 50 26 4 104 1st in Patrick 12 9 .571 Lost in Stanley Cup Finals
NYI 1984–85 80 40 34 6 86 3rd in Patrick 4 6 .400 Lost in Division Finals
NYI 1985–86 80 39 29 12 90 3rd in Patrick 0 3 .000 Lost in Division Semifinals
NYI 1988–89 53 21 29 3 45 6th in Patrick Missed playoffs
NYI 1989–90 80 31 38 11 73 4th in Patrick 1 4 .200 Lost in Division Semifinals
NYI 1990–91 80 25 45 10 60 6th in Patrick Missed playoffs
NYI 1991–92 80 34 35 11 79 5th in Patrick Missed playoffs
NYI 1992–93 84 40 37 7 87 3rd in Patrick 9 9 .500 Lost in Conference Finals
NYI 1993–94 84 36 36 12 84 4th in Atlantic 0 4 .000 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals
NYI 2007–08 1 1 0 0 2
NYI total 1,500 740 537 223 1,703 114 76 .600 15 playoff appearances
4 Stanley Cups
Total 1,607 782 577 248 1,812 118 83 .587 17 playoff appearances
4 Stanley Cups

ReferencesEdit

  1. Halford, Mike (August 28, 2014). "Hall of Famer Al Arbour passes away". NBC Sports. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  2. "Al Arbour, Coach of Islanders' 1980s Dynasty, Dies at 82". New York Times. Retrieved August 28, 2015.