DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 21: Members of the San Jose Sharks and the Detroit Red Wings warm up before an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on October 21, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHL 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