DENVER, CO - JANUARY 08: Matt Duchene #9 of the Colorado Avalanche warms up prior to facing the Ottawa Senators at Pepsi Center on January 8, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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