NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Michael Del Zotto #4 and Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers stretch during warm-ups prior to the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden on January 26, 2013 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