LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 08: Devante Smith-Pelly #77 of the Anaheim Ducks in a scrum with Alec Martinez #27 of the Los Angeles Kings during the first period in Game Three of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/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