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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.