Dan Cleary of the Detroit Red Wings takes a shot against Mark Eaton and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Five of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Final. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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