NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 03: Center Ryan Carter #20 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche at Prudential Center on February 3, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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