CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 10: Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings and Tomas Kopecky #82 of the Chicago Blackhawks chase after the puck on April 10, 2011 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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