VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 2: Pavel Bure jerseys hang in Vancouver Canucks player stalls before their NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Rogers Arena on November 2, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Canucks are retiring Bure's number ten jersey before the start of the game today. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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