BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 11: Jason Pominville #29 of the Buffalo Sabres has a first period shot stopped by Shane Hindy #34, Mark Stuart #45, and Manny Fernandez #35 of the Boston Bruins on April 11, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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