RALEIGH, NC - DECEMBER 06: Nathan Gerbe #14 and Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes react to a goal scored by #57 Tommy Wingels #57 of the San Jose Sharks who celebrates his first-period tally with Patrick Marleau #12 during their NHL game at PNC Arena on December 6, 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