DALLAS - SEPTEMBER 24: Goaltender Tyler Weiman #30 of the Colorado Avalanche walks to the ice before a preseason game against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on September 24, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/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