SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 1: Andrew Desjardins #10 of the San Jose Sharks scores the first goal of the game against Martin Marincin #85, Ben Scrivens #30 and Jeff Petry #2 of the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game on April 1, 2014 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don 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