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Felix Potvin

Felix Potvin  #29

Goalie
NUMBER: 29 BIRTHDATE: June 23, 1971
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Anjou, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: TOR / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 2nd   (31st overall)
QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1989) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1990) QMJHL First All-Star Team (1991) Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year (1991) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1991) Hap Emms Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup Top Goaltender) (1991) AHL First All-Star Team (1992) Dudley ``Red'' Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year AHL) (1992) Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award (Outstanding Goaltender AHL) (1992) NHL All-Rookie Team (1993) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1994, 1996) Traded to NY Islanders by Toronto with Toronto's 6th round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay Tampa Bay selected Fedor Fedorov) in 1999 Entry Draft for Bryan Berard and NY Islanders' 6th round choice (Jan Sochor) in 1999 Entry Draft, January 9, 1999. Traded to Vancouver by NY Islanders with NY Islanders' 2nd round compensatory choice (later traded to New Jersey New Jersey selected Teemu Laine) in 2000 Entry Draft and NY Islanders' 3rd round choice (Thatcher Bell) in 2000 Entry Draft for Kevin Weekes, Dave Scatchard and Bill Muckalt, December 19, 1999. Traded to Los Angeles by Vancouver for future considerations, February 15, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Boston, September 3, 2003.
Quote of the Day

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4