BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 15: Scott Gomez (L) of the Montreal Canadiens shakes hands with former Canadien, Hall of Fame member, Henri Richard (R) prior to their game against the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena on October 15, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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