TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 19: Ryan Malone #12 of the Tampa Bay Lightning signs autographs with fans before the start of the game against the Washington Capitals at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on January 19, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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