NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 9: Matthew Lombardi #15 of the Nashville Predators greets fans as he walks the red carpet before opening night against the Anaheim Ducks on October 9, 2010 at Bridgestone 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