ST. PAUL, MN - OCTOBER 22: Josh Harding #37 of the Minnesota Wild uses a stick with lavender tape in honor of the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative prior to the game against the Nashville Predators on October 22, 2013 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI 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