CALGARY, CANADA - JANUARY 31: Matt Stajan #18 of the Calgary Flames skates against Paul Stastny #26 of the Colorado Avalanche on January 31, 2013 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Brad Watson/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