NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23: Derek Stepan #57 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck while Anton Volchenkov #28 of the New Jersey Devils defends during a preseason game at Madison Square Garden on September 23, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/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