MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 30: The RDS broadcast team Alain Crete, Mario Tremblay and Joel Bouchard wear their lavender ties in support of cancer awareness prior to the NHL game between the Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens on October 30, 2010 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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