ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Jason Blake #33 of the Anaheim Ducks passes the puck during warm-up prior to their NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Honda Center on February 8, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/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