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Jean Potvin

Jean Potvin

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: March 25, 1949
BIRTHPLACE: Hull, QC, Canada
Brother of Denis Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles (Springfield-AHL), November 15, 1969. Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles with Eddie Joyal, Bill Flett and Ross Lonsberry for Bill Lesuk, Jim Johnson and Serge Bernier, January 28, 1972. Traded to NY Islanders by Philadelphia with future considerations (Glen Irwin, May 18, 1973) for Terry Crisp, March 5, 1973. Traded to Cleveland by NY Islanders with J. P. Parise for Wayne Merrick, Darcy Regier and Cleveland's 4th round choice (draft choice cancelled by the Cleveland-Minnesota merger) in the 1978 Amateur Draft, January 10, 1978. Placed on Minnesota Reserve List after Cleveland-Minnesota Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1978. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, June 10, 1979.
Quote of the Day

I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.

— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday