COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 16: Jeremy Smith #35 of the Columbus Blue Jackets waits for his turn in net during the pre-game warmups prior to the start of the game against the Winnipeg Jets on December 16, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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