DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 17: Loui Eriksson #21 of the Dallas Stars celebrates a goal in front of Nicklas Lidstrom #5 and Ian White #18 of the Detroit Red Wings at American Airlines Center on January 17, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/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