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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

For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.

— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday
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