A view of New York City's Empire State Building, dressed in the colors of the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, who will meet in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on January 2, 2012. (Photo by Melynda Pilon/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