SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 8: Olympic medalist Lauryn Williams drops the puck prior to the start of the game with fellow Olympians Tomas Kopecky (back left) and teammate Aleksander Barkov (back right) of the Florida Panthers with current players Nick Bjugstad #27 of the Florida Panthers and Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers at the BB&T Center on April 8, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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