DALLAS, TX - MARCH 31: Reilly Smith #18 of the Dallas Stars tries to keep the puck away against Keaton Ellerby #5 of the Los Angeles Kings at the American Airlines Center on March 31, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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