BOSTON - MAY 3: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins walks out to the ice before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinall round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Banknorth Garden on May 3, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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