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Denis Potvin

Denis Potvin  #5

Defenseman
NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: October 29, 1953
BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, ON, Canada
DRAFTED: NYI / 1973 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)
AwardsSeasons
Calder Memorial Trophy 1973-1974
James Norris Memorial Trophy 1975-1976 / 1977-1978 / 1978-1979
Brother of Jean OMJHL First All-Star Team (1971, 1972, 1973) Calder Memorial Trophy (1974) NHL First All-Star Team (1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981) James Norris Trophy (1976, 1978, 1979) NHL Second All-Star Team (1977, 1984) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1988) Missed majority of 1979-80 due to thumb injury vs. Edmonton, November 30, 1979.
Quote of the Day

It's obviously not fun to not know, but on the other hand, I'm not in a rush. I'm going to be back to 100 percent before I start playing. I'm not going to play on 90 percent.

— Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom in an interview with Washington Post about whether he will be able to play in 2015-16 opener
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