PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCTOBER 10: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins checks Ray Whitney #13 of the Phoenix Coyotes at the O2 Arena on October 10, 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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