NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 9: Ryan Suter #20 and Mikko Koivu #9 celebrate a goal with Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild against the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena on March 9, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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