GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 30: Teppo Numminen addresses the crowd after being inducted into the Phoenix Coyotes Ring of Honor prior to the Coyotes taking on the New York Rangers on January 30, 2010 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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