ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 3: Steve Eminger #7 of the Anaheim Ducks defends against Matt Duchene #9 and Ryan Stoa #29 of the Colorado Avalanche during the game on March 3, 2010 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/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