ATLANTA - OCTOBER 29: Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Atlanta Thrashers makes a save during warmups for the game against the Buffalo Sabres at Philips Arena on October 29, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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