ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 3: David Perron #57 of the St. Louis Blues warms up before a game against the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL game on December 3, 2011 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Perron is playing in his first game after being out for a year with a concussion. (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