ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 4: Goalie Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues blocks a shot from teammate Andy McDonald #10 during warm-ups in an NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings on April 4, 2012 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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