GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 15: Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Phoenix Coyotes warms up before the NHL game against the St. Louis Blues at Jobing.com Arena on October 15, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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