DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 8: Former Colorado Avalanche player Peter Forsberg is honored by having his jersey retired before a game between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on October 8, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/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