ST. PAUL, MN - APRIL 1: Ryan Reaves #75 and goalie Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues warm up prior to the game against the Minnesota Wild on April 1, 2013 at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy King/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