SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 05: Mark Giordano #5 and Jarome Iginla #12 of the Calgary Flames, along with Douglas Murray #3, Manny Malhotra #27 and Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks all watch the puck bouce through the air during an NHL game on December 5, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.
— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82