CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 14: Bryan Bickell #29 of the Chicago Blackhawks works to get at the puck under goalie Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche during the NHL game on January 14, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill 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