WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 7: Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Winnipeg Jets gets set to hit the ice for the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the MTS Centre on January 7, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Lance Thomson/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