TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators takes a shot against goaltender Riku Helenius #35 and Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum on September 19, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/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