NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 30: Matt Cullen #7 of the Nashville Predators stretches in warm-ups prior to his 1100th career NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Bridgestone Arena on November 30, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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