NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 04: Goaltender Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils stretches during warmups prior to the start of the game against the Washington Capitals at the Prudential Center on November 4, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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