DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 26: Valeri Nichushkin #43 of the Dallas Stars tries to keep the puck away from Dustin Byfuglien #33 of the Winnipeg Jets at the American Airlines Center on October 26, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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