Legendary Islanders coach Al Arbour dies

Legendary New York Islanders coach Al Arbour has died at the age of 82.

The Islanders confirmed Arbour’s death Friday in a statement.

The Sudbury, Ont., native coached the Islanders to four straight Stanley Cups during their dynasty in the 1980s.

His 782 victories are the second-most in NHL history behind only Scotty Bowman.

Arbour was also part of three Cup champions as a defenceman for the Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder in 1996.

Arbour had been battling Parkinson’s Disease and dementia.

Source:: sportsnet.ca

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