Al Arbour

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Birthday
1, 1932
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Aug 28, 2015 (82)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
1, 1932
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Aug 28, 2015 (82)

About

Best known for coaching the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup Championships from 1980 to 1983, he was also an NHL defender for the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs and St. Louis Blues.

Before Fame

He played as an amateur defender in the Windsor Spitfires before beginning his professional career in 1953.

Trivia

He won the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year in 1979 and he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996.

Family Life

He was born in Sudbury, Ontario. He later moved to Sarasota, Florida.

Associated With

At the time of his death, he was second only to Scotty Bowman in the number of wins and games coached in NHL history.