UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 28: Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders skates before a game against the New Jersey Devils at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 28, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/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