SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Antoine Vermette #50 of the Phoenix Coyotes shoots and scores a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the first period at SAP Center on November 2, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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