VANCOUVER, CANADA - FEBRUARY 15: Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks walks off the ice after a game-day skate before their NHL game against the Dallas Stars at Rogers Arena February 15, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Kesler is returning to the Canucks lineup tonight after missing play because of multiple surgeries. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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