BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 11: Drew Stafford #21 of the Buffalo Sabres scores Baffalo's first goal against Roman Josi #59 and Carter Hutton #30 of the Nashville Predators at First Niagara Center on March 11, 2014 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/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