VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 28: Aaron Palushaj of the Colorado Avalanche plays with a puck as he warms up on the ice before an NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena March 28, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (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