EDMONTON, AB - APRIL 12: A fan of the Edmonton Oilers cheers on Ryan Smyth #94 prior to an NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rexall Place on April 12, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/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