SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 29: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks skates for the puck against Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks during an NHL game on December 29, 2013 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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