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|1976 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in fourth round
68 overall by New York Islanders
Height: 6-4 Weight: 210
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Bowling Green (CCHA)
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan (USA)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as
U.S. college hockey's No. 10 prospect for the 1976 NHL draft. ... Attended
Davison High School in Davison, Mich.
| Debut: March 1, 1980 (Detroit at N.Y.
Numbers: 6 (N.Y. Islanders)
1980, 1981, 1982, 1983.
Playing Status: Retired 1989
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Lester Patrick Trophy (Service to U.S. Hockey):
1979-80 (as member of U.S. Olympic hockey team), 1995-96
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1984 (N.Y. Islanders)
N.Y. Islanders "Good Guy" Award (Media Vote): 1986-87
Career: Named N.Y. Islanders assistant coach on Aug. 22, 1991, and
remained in that position through 1991-92 season.
Named N.Y. Islanders Director of Pro Scouting prior to 1992-93 season and
remained in position into 2002-03 season.
Miscellaneous: Signed three-year contract with N.Y. Islanders in week
following 1980 Olympics at Lake Placid, N.Y. ... Paired with Denis Potvin on
defense for N.Y. Islanders at end of 1979-80 season and in 1980-81 season. ...
Missed part of 1980 playoffs with knee injury that required arthroscopic
surgery. ... Became first player in history to win Olympic gold medal
and Stanley Cup in same year when he achieved feat with N.Y. Islanders in
1980. ... Missed part of 1981-82 season with back injury. ... Missed part of
1983 playoffs with right knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery. ...
Missed parts of 1983-84 season with water on the knee, an injury suffered in
October 1983, and right knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery in
December 1983. ... Missed part of 1984 playoffs with right knee injury that
required arthroscopic surgery. ... Missed first 61 games of 1984-85 season
with right knee injury that flared up during N.Y. Islanders' first week of
training camp in September 1984. The injury required surgery on Oct. 11, 1984.
... Missed parts of 1985-86 season with shoulder injury suffered in October
1985 and back injury suffered during N.Y. Islanders' Nov. 30, 1985, game
Calgary. ... Missed part of 1986-87 season with bruised ribs, an injury
suffered during N.Y. Islanders' Feb. 18, 1987, game vs. Montreal. ... Missed
16 games in 1986-87 season so that he could rest his banged-up knees. ...
Paired on defense with Brian Curran for N.Y. Islanders during 1986-87 season.
... Missed part of 1987-88 season with separated shoulder, an injury suffered
in N.Y. Islanders' Feb. 18, 1988, game at Philadelphia. ... Played 1988-89 season on termination contract. Was not offered a
contract for 1989-90 by N.Y. Islanders and chose to retire.
|Post-Draft Teams: Bowling Green (CCHA); Team
Olympics: 1980 (gold medal)
Canada Cup: 1981 (fourth
World Championships: 1978 (sixth place)
AWARDS AND HONORS
United States Hockey Hall of
Fame: Inducted as individual in 1995 and again in 2003 as member of 1980
U.S. Olympic hockey team
U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame: Inducted in 1983
as member of 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of Year: 1980 (as member of 1980 U.S.
Olympic Hockey Team)
NCAA West All-America
First Team: 1977-78 (Bowling Green)
CCHA Player of Year: 1978-79
CCHA All-Star First
Team: 1975-76, 1977-78, 1978-79 (BGSU)
CCHA All-Star Second Team:
1976-77 (Bowling Green)
Bowling Green Sears Award (MVP): 1978-79
Outstanding Defenseman: 1978-79
Great Lakes Invitational All-Tournament Team: 1976 (BGSU)
Green Athletic Hall of Fame: Inducted 1984
WHA Draft Pick: 1976 (by New
England, No. 86 overall in Round 8)
Coaching Career: Named Flint (IHL) assistant coach prior to 1989-90
season and remained in that position through 1989-90 season. ... Named Kansas
City (IHL) co-head coach on Aug. 3, 1990, and remained in that position until
Aug. 22, 1991.
Management Career: Named Albany (IHL) general manager
on July 9, 1990, but later turned down job to continue his
Miscellaneous: Became first Bowling
Green hockey player to earn All-America honors when he achieved feat in
1977-78. ... Was third member of
1980 USA "Miracle on Ice" team to be drafted by an NHL team. ...
Helped coach members of 1984 U.S. Olympic team at 1983 National Sports
Festival. ... Played for N.Y. Islanders' charity softball team. ...
Opened limousine service company, called Champion Limousine, with Islanders
teammate Clark Gillies in 1983. ... Active in charities during his playing
days, working with American Cancer Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society and
Family Service Association. ... Named to all-time NAJHL/NAHL team by a league
panel in 2001.
Personal: Full name is Kenneth Arlington
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