NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Zach Hamill #52 of the Boston Bruins scores a first period goal against Steve Valiquette #40 of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on September 15, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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