DETROIT - APRIL 09: The puck flys right by Johan Franzen #93 of the Detroit Red Wings and scores on goalie Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators on a Niklas Kronwall #55 (not in picture) slap shot during a NHL game on April 9, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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