DETROIT - MARCH 22: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to keep control of the puck away from Brooks Orpik #44 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on March 22, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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