NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 9: The United States Color Guard prepares to walk onto the ice prior to the start of the New York Rangers game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden on February 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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