MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 26: Rene Bourque #17 of the Montreal Canadiens put a lavender tape on his stick to support the Hockey Fight Cancer Awareness Night at the Bell Centre before the game against the San Jose Sharks during the NHL game on October 26, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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