NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 27: David Legwand #11 of the Nashville Predators skates the puck away from Patrick Rissmiller #18 and Evander Kane #9 of the Atlanta Thrashers during a preseaon NHL game on September 27, 2010 at Bridgeston Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by John Russell/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