NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 12: Craig Smith #15 of the Nashville Predators has his game face on as the team gets ready to warmup against the Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena on December 12, 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