SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 04: Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks battles for the puck against Jeremy Roenick #27 and Jonathan Cheechoo #14 of the San Jose Sharks during a NHL game on April 4, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose 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