UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 02: Casey Cizikas #53 of the New York Islanders helps clear the puck away from Evgeni Nabokov #20 during the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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