DETROIT - OCTOBER 17: Ryan Wilson #44 of the Colorado Avalanche skates around the net in front of Brad May #24 of the Detroit Red Wings during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on October 17, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via 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