COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 7: Jeff Carter #7 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates after David Savard #58 of the Columbus Blue Jackets scored a goal during the first period against the Minnesota Wild on February 7, 2012 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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