NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 13: Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates a shorthanded goal at 17:18 of the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center on March 13, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (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