SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 08: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets shoots for the score on Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period of their game at HP Pavilion on October 8, 2009 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/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