LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 08: Jared Boll #40 of the Columbus Blue Jackets is hit by Alec Martinez #53 of the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at the Staples Center on January 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/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