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Canada Denis Potvin
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3. Olivier Archambault - - - -
4. Mathieu Gagnon - - - -
5. Mathieu Brodeur - - - -
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
67
Height
6'0" / 183 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
205 lbs / 93 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
-
Status
Retired
Agency
Highlights
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
1-time Canada Cup Champion 1
3-time NHL Best Defenseman (Norris Trophy) 3
1-time NHL Rookie of the Year (Calder Trophy) 1
4-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 4

Brother: Jean Potvin
Son: Steve Potvin
Cousin: Marc Potvin

One of the all-time great defensemen, Potvin scored 310 goals and 1,052 points in 1,060 games, the 3rd highest points-per-game rate by a defenseman in history (minimum 150 GP). Denis won the Calder Trophy, scoring 17 goals and 54 points his rookie year. Potvin would later play in 9 All-Star games and win 3 Norris Trophies and 4 Stanley Cups with the Islanders.

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1968-69 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 46 12 25 37 83 |
1969-70 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 42 13 18 31 97 | Playoffs 5 2 1 3 9
1970-71 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 57 20 58 78 200 | Playoffs 11 4 6 10 26
1971-72 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 48 15 45 60 188 |
1972-73 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 61 35 88 123 232 | Playoffs 9 6 10 16 22
1973-74 New York Islanders NHL 77 17 37 54 175 -16 |
1974-75 New York Islanders NHL 79 21 55 76 105 28 | Playoffs 17 5 9 14 30
1975-76 New York Islanders NHL 78 31 67 98 100 12 | Playoffs 13 5 14 19 32
1976-77 New York Islanders NHL 80 25 55 80 103 42 | Playoffs 12 6 4 10 20
Canada “A” CC 7 1 8 9 16 10 |
1977-78 New York Islanders NHL 80 30 64 94 81 57 | Playoffs 7 2 2 4 6
1978-79 New York Islanders NHL 73 31 70 101 58 71 | Playoffs 10 4 7 11 8
1979-80 New York Islanders “C” NHL 31 8 33 41 44 13 | Playoffs 21 6 13 19 24
1980-81 New York Islanders “C” NHL 74 20 56 76 104 38 | Playoffs 18 8 17 25 16
1981-82 New York Islanders “C” NHL 60 24 37 61 83 38 | Playoffs 19 5 16 21 30
Canada “C” CC 7 2 5 7 12 |
1982-83 New York Islanders “C” NHL 69 12 54 66 60 32 | Playoffs 20 8 12 20 22
1983-84 New York Islanders “C” NHL 78 22 63 85 87 55 | Playoffs 20 1 5 6 28
1984-85 New York Islanders “C” NHL 77 17 51 68 96 36 | Playoffs 10 3 2 5 10
1985-86 New York Islanders “C” NHL 74 21 38 59 78 34 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0
Canada WC 7 1 4 5 6 |
1986-87 New York Islanders “C” NHL 58 12 30 42 70 -6 | Playoffs 10 2 2 4 21
1987-88 New York Islanders NHL 72 19 32 51 112 26 | Playoffs 5 1 4 5 6 -3
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1978-79 NHL All-Stars Challenge Cup '79 2 0 0 0 0 |
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
CC 2 14 3 13 16 1.14 28 10 | 0
Challenge Cup '79 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 - | 0
NHL 15 1060 310 742 1052 0.99 1356 460 | 14 185 56 108 164 0.89 253 -3
OHA-Jr. 5 254 95 234 329 1.30 800 - | 3 25 12 17 29 1.16 57 -
WC 1 7 1 4 5 0.71 6 - | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Billy Smith (G) 1973-1988 15 Canada (CC), New York Islanders
Bryan Trottier (F) 1975-1988 13 Canada (CC), NHL All-Stars, New York Islanders
Bob Nystrom (F) 1973-1986 13 New York Islanders
Clark Gillies (F) 1974-1986 12 Canada (CC), NHL All-Stars, New York Islanders

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Number 5 retired by New York Islanders

Number 7 retired by Ottawa 67's

Cult/Star player for New York Islanders

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