Alger Joseph Arbour was a Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and executive. He is third to Joel Quenneville for games coached in National Hockey League history and fifth all-time in wins, behind Scotty Bowman, Joel Quenneville, Ken Hitchcock and Barry Trotz. Under Arbour, the New York Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cups from 1980 to 1983. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Arbour played amateur hockey as a defenceman with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League. He played his first professional games with the Detroit Red Wings in 1953. Claimed by the Chicago Black Hawks in 1958, Arbour would help the team win a championship in 1961. Arbour played with the Toronto Maple Leafs for the next five years, winning another Cup in 1962. He was selected by the St. Louis Blues in their 1967 expansion draft and played his final four seasons with the team. During his last year with the Blues, Arbour was hired mid-season to coach the team.
|Born:||November 1, 1932, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada|
|Died:||August 28, 2015, Sarasota, Florida, U.S.|
About Al Arbour
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.
He played as an amateur defender in the Windsor Spitfires before beginning his professional career in 1953.
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.
He was born in Sudbury, Ontario. He later moved to Sarasota, Florida.
At the time of his death, he was second only to Scotty Bowman in the number of wins and games coached in NHL history.
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