NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 05: Loui Eriksson#21 of the Dallas Stars flips the puck past Craig Smith #15 of the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena on January 5, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/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