SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 27: Sami Salo #6 of the Tampa Bay Lightning digs the puck out from the boards against Tomas Kopecky #82 of the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on October 27, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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