TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 26: Jason Williams #29 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to elude Matt Stajan #14 of the Toronto Maple Leafs in a pre-season game on September 26, 2009 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.(Photo by Claus Andersen/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