BERLIN - OCTOBER 08: Derek Roy #9 of the Buffalo Sabres prepares his stick in the dressing room before playing the Los Angeles Kings at the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere at O2 World Arena on October 8, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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