Blues original captain, Al Arbour, dies at 82

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Al Arbour, the first captain of the St. Louis Blues, has died at the age of 82. He passed away after battling Parkinson’s disease and dementia.

Arbour played 14 seasons in the NHL and joined the Blues for their inaugural season in 1967, serving as the team’s original captain.  He retired from playing only to step in as the Blues’ head coach during the 1970-71 season.

He would go on to win four consecutive Stanley Cups as head coach of the New York Islanders.

He’s second in NHL history in games won as a coach and was elected to the Hockey Hall Of Fame in 1996.