RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 12: Young fans watch Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes warm up with the team prior to their NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche at PNC Arena on November 12, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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