NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 03: Christian Ehrhoff #10 of the Buffalo Sabres throws a puck to fans during warmups prior to the game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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