BOSTON - NOVEMBER 05: Mikko Lehtonen #68 of the Boston Bruins skates during warm-up against the Montreal Canadiens at the TD Garden on November 5, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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