TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 26: Matt Gilroy #97 of the Tampa Bay Lightning is greeted by fans as he heads out for pre-game skate against the Florida Panthers at the St. Pete Times Forum on November 26, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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