DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY2: Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche stretches on the ice before a game against the Edmonton Oilers at the Pepsi Center on February 2, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/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