NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 25: Alexei Semenov #25 of the New York Rangers collides with P.L. Letourneau-Leblond #22 of the New Jersey Devils in the first period of a preseason hockey game at Prudential Center on September 25, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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