ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 17: Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks and Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues battle for the puck in the first period at Honda Center on October 17, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/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