NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 10: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck under pressure by J.P. Dumont #71 of the Nashville Predators in the first period on February 10, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Rebecca Taylor/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