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Brian Pothier

Brian Pothier  #5

Defenseman
NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: April 15, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: New Bedford, MA, United States
WEIGHT: 204
Shoots: Left
ECAC Second All-Star Team (2000) ECAC All-Tournament Team (2000) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2000) Ken McKenzie Trophy (IHL U.S. Born Rookie of the Year) (2001) Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy (IHL Rookie of the Year) (2001) AHL Second All-Star Team (2003, 2005) Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, March 27, 2000. Traded to Ottawa by Atlanta for Shawn McEachern and Ottawa's 6th round choice (Dan Turple) in 2004 Entry Draft, June 29, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 1, 2006. Missed remainder of 2007-08 and majority of 2008-09 due to head injury at Boston, January 3, 2008. Traded to Carolina by Washington with Oskar Osala and Washington's 2nd round choice (later traded to NY Rangers, later traded to Calgary Calgary selected Tyler Wotherspoon) in 2011 Entry Draft for Joe Corvo, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss), July 27, 2010.
Quote of the Day

I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final