UNIONDALE, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: John Tavares #91 (R) of the New York Islanders scores at 1:25 of the first period against the Nashville Predators and is joined by Josh Bailey #12 (L) during a preseason game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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