DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 23: Goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders keeps his eyes on the puck as Joakim Andersson #18 of the Detroit Red Wings handles it to the side of the net during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on December 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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