New York Islanders head coach Al Arbour stands on the bench to watch a home game at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, New York, May 1982. Arbour, who coached Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships in the early 1980s, died Friday at the age of 82. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/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