SAINT PAUL, MN - MARCH 14: Goalie Chris Mason #50 of the St. Louis Blues is beaten for a goal by Andrew Brunette #15 of the Minnesota Wild during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on March 14, 2010 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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