UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 16: NYPD officer stands guard outside of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum prior to the game between the New York Islanders and the Florida Panthers on April 16, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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