NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 17: Yann Dani #35 of the New Jersey Devils stretches before playing a hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Prudential Center on October 17, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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