SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 26: Ryan O'Byrne #3 of the Colorado Avalanche fights with Brad Stuart #7 of the San Jose Sharks during the first period of their game at HP Pavilion on January 26, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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