GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 16: Jared Boll #40 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates with Jack Johnson #7 and Derek MacKenzie #24 after Boll scored a first period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on February 16, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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