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2014 NHL Draft
Brian Pothier

Brian Pothier  #5

NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: April 15, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: New Bedford, MA, United States
Shoots: Left

* Completed his ninth NHL season and first with Carolina

* Was third among Hurricanes defensemen in blocked shots (107)

* Skated in each of Carolina's final 20 games after his acquisition from Washington on 3/3

* Scored the game-winning goal in overtime and assisted on Whitney's goal vs. PIT (3/11)

* Acquired from Washington on 3/3 along with forward Oskar Osala and a second-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Joe Corvo
* Shared the lead among all NHL defensemen in plus/minus (+11) in November
* OFF THE RADAR: Brian spent time working with children's and veteran's groups during his time in the Washington, D.C. area
* Career Highs: G: 1  A: 3  P: 3  PIM: 5
* HURRICANES CAREER TOTALS: 20 gp, 1-3-4, 11 pim

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

We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp