SAINT PAUL, MN - APRIL 10: Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild watches the puck as it narrowly misses the net against the Nashville Predators during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on April 10, 2009 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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