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Al Arbour

Al Arbour
Al Arbour had a respectable career in the National Hockey League playing in over 600 games and winning three Stanley Cups.  However, it was as a Head Coach that he entered the Hall of Fame.  As soon as Arbour retired as a player with the St. Louis Blues, he was inserted as their Head Coach, but it was in Long Island where he found his chance to shine.  Arbour took over the second year New York Islanders and he brought them to respectability and later four consecutive Stanley Cups.  As always, as any Head Coach of a dynasty can punch their ticket to the Hall of Fame.  Al Arbour was no exception.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Elected In: Monday, 01 January 1996
  • Position: Defence
  • Played For: Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Blues
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Jack Adams Award (1) (1979)
    All Star Games (1) (1969)
    Stanley Cup Rings (7) (As a Player) (Chicago Blackhawks 1961, Toronto Maple Leafs 1962 & 1964) (As a Head Coach) New York Islanders 1980, 1981, 1982 & 1983)

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