RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 06: The CYAH starter of the game joins Drayson Bowman #21 and Brandon Sutter #16 of the Carolina Hurricanes for the national anthem prior to an NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings on April 6, 2011 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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