GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 09: Backup Jason LaBarbera #1 of the Phoenix Coyotes waits his turn in net during the pregame skate prior to the game against the Calgary Flames at Jobing.com Arena on February 9, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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