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'''Al Arbour''' was a [[National Hockey League]] player and coach.
 
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| position = [[Defenceman]]
 
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| played_for = [[Detroit Red Wings]]<br>[[Chicago Blackhawks|Chicago Black Hawks]]<br>[[Toronto Maple Leafs]]<br>[[St. Louis Blues]]
 
| played_for = [[Detroit Red Wings]]<br>[[Chicago Blackhawks|Chicago Black Hawks]]<br>[[Toronto Maple Leafs]]<br>[[St. Louis Blues]]
| nationality = {{flagicon|CAN}} [[Canadian]]
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| nationality = Canada
 
| birth_date = {{Birth date and age|1932|11|1|mf=y}}
 
| birth_date = {{Birth date and age|1932|11|1|mf=y}}
 
| birth_place = [[Sudbury]], [[Ontario]], [[Canada]]
 
| birth_place = [[Sudbury]], [[Ontario]], [[Canada]]
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==Playing career==
 
==Playing career==
Arbour started his playing career in [[1953–54 NHL season|1954]] with the [[Detroit Red Wings]] winning the Stanley Cup. He later skated for the [[Chicago Blackhawks|Chicago Black Hawks]], [[Toronto Maple Leafs]], and [[St. Louis Blues (hockey)|St. Louis Blues]]. Arbour also won the [[Stanley Cup]] as a player in 1960–61 [[Chicago Blackhawks|Chicago Black Hawks]] and the 1961–62 and 1963–64 [[Toronto Maple Leafs]]<ref>Diamond, D. (1992). ''The Official National Hockey League Stanley Cup Centennial Book'', p. 266. Buffalo: Firefly Books. ISBN 1-895565-15-4</ref>. Arbour, along with teammate Ed Litzenberger, is one of eleven players to win consecutive [[Stanley Cup]]s with two different teams.<ref>[http://www.nhl.com/cup/notebook.html NHL.com - The Stanley Cup<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref>. Arbour was the also the first Captain of expansion St. Louis when they lost in finals in 1968, 1969, 1970 (all in 4 straight games) One of the few professional athletes to wear eyeglasses when competing. Arbour was the last NHL player to wear them on the ice.<ref name=autogenerated1>.
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Arbour started his playing career in [[1953–54 NHL season|1954]] with the [[Detroit Red Wings]] winning the Stanley Cup. He later skated for the [[Chicago Blackhawks|Chicago Black Hawks]], [[Toronto Maple Leafs]], and [[St. Louis Blues (hockey)|St. Louis Blues]]. Arbour also won the [[Stanley Cup]] as a player in 1960–61 [[Chicago Blackhawks|Chicago Black Hawks]] and the 1961–62 and 1963–64 [[Toronto Maple Leafs]]<ref>Diamond, D. (1992). ''The Official National Hockey League Stanley Cup Centennial Book'', p. 266. Buffalo: Firefly Books. ISBN 1-895565-15-4</ref>. Arbour, along with teammate Ed Litzenberger, is one of eleven players to win consecutive [[Stanley Cup]]s with two different teams.<ref>[http://www.nhl.com/cup/notebook.html NHL.com - The Stanley Cup<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref>. Arbour was the also the first Captain of expansion St. Louis when they lost in finals in 1968, 1969, 1970 (all in 4 straight games) One of the few professional athletes to wear [[eyeglasses]] when competing. Arbour was the last NHL player to wear them on the ice.<ref name=autogenerated1>.
   
 
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===New York Islanders, 2007===
 
===New York Islanders, 2007===
On November 3, [[2007]], Al Arbour returned, at the request of Islanders coach [[Ted Nolan]], to coach his 1,500th game for the Islanders. Arbour said, "Ted is going to do most of the coaching, I think."<ref>http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/ny-spal205299815jul20,0,6196123.story?coll=ny-islanders-print</ref> At age 75, he became the oldest man ever to coach a National Hockey League game.<ref name=autogenerated1 /> The Islanders beat the [[Pittsburgh Penguins]] 3–2, giving Arbour his 740th win. The 739 win banner was brought down, and replaced with one with the number 1500, representing the number of games coached. When the banner was lifted to the rafters, Arbour was joined by the entire Islanders team, his family, and Islander Alumni, including [[Mike Bossy]], [[Bryan Trottier]], [[Pat LaFontaine]], and others.
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On [[November 3]], [[2007]], Al Arbour returned, at the request of Islanders coach [[Ted Nolan]], to coach his 1,500th game for the Islanders. Arbour said, "Ted is going to do most of the coaching, I think."<ref>http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/ny-spal205299815jul20,0,6196123.story?coll=ny-islanders-print</ref> At age 75, he became the oldest man ever to coach a National Hockey League game.<ref name=autogenerated1 /> The Islanders beat the [[Pittsburgh Penguins]] 3–2, giving Arbour his 740th win. The 739 win banner was brought down, and replaced with one with the number 1500, representing the number of games coached. When the banner was lifted to the rafters, Arbour was joined by the entire Islanders team, his family, and Islander Alumni, including [[Mike Bossy]], [[Bryan Trottier]], [[Pat LaFontaine]], and others.
   
 
===Awards and honors===
 
===Awards and honors===
 
He is a member of the [[Hockey Hall of Fame]],
 
He is a member of the [[Hockey Hall of Fame]],
 
*the New York Islanders Hall of Fame, and
 
*the New York Islanders Hall of Fame, and
*the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame.
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*the [[Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame]].
 
*Stanley Cup Champion as a player 1954 (Detroit), 1961(Chicago), 1962, 1964(Toronto)
 
*Stanley Cup Champion as a player 1954 (Detroit), 1961(Chicago), 1962, 1964(Toronto)
 
*Stanley Cup Champion as Coach 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 (Head Coach NY Islanders)
 
*Stanley Cup Champion as Coach 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 (Head Coach NY Islanders)
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{{Wikipedia}}
 
{{Wikipedia}}
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[[Category:Born in 1932]]
 
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[[Category:Canadian ice hockey coaches]]
 
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