ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 15: Newly appointed St. Louis Cardinals baseball team manager Mike Matheny drops the puck between David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues and Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings before an NHL game on November 15, 2011 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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