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Jean Potvin

Jean Potvin  #4

NUMBER: 4 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.
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We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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