UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 19: A fan shows his support for Alexander Semin #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes (not pictured) prior to the game against the New York Islanders on October 19, 2013 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/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