DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 30: Goaltender Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild stretches prior to the game next to goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere #35 of the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on November 30, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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