OTTAWA - NOVEMBER 27: Brian Elliott #30 of the Ottawa Senators walks down the players' tunnel towards the locker rooms after warmups prior to a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Place on November 27, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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