BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 21: Zemgus Girgensons #28 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates following his goal in the first period against the Boston Bruins during the game at TD Garden on December 21, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/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