SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 03: Jason Garrison #5 of the Vancouver Canucks and Alexander Edler #23 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrate after Garrison scored a goal in the first period of their game against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on October 3, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/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