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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

I feel that responsibility, I've felt it for the last two years. We core guys get a lot of minutes, we get a lot of opportunity out there. Our teammates, the organization and fans look to us to be the guys to put the puck in the net and to create momentum out there.

— Jordan Eberle on taking his game and the Edmonton Oilers to the next level