UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 21: Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders battles for the puck in front of Sami Vatanen #45 and teammate Frederik Andersen #31 of the Anaheim Ducks during the first period of an NHL hockey game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 21, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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