On Friday, the NHL released the following statement regarding the passing legend Al Arbour:
Arbour spent three seasons with the Blackhawks, from 1958-61, and was a member of the Stanley Cup championship team in 1961.
He would lead the Islanders on their journey to becoming a dynasty in the early 1980s, coaching the team from 1973-94. In total, Arbour coached 1,607 games and is currently second all-time with 782 victories behind the bench.
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville needs 29 wins to pass Arbour into second place.
RIP to one of the game’s best ever.