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Denis Potvin | #5

D | 6' 0" | 205 lb
100 Greatest Players Hockey Hall of Fame
Career
GP G A P +/-
1,060 310 742 1,052 456
  • Denis Potvin
  • Born: October 29, 1953
  • Birthplace: Ottawa, ON, CAN
  • Shoots: Left
  • Draft: 1973 NYI, 1st rd, 1st pk (1st overall)
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Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,060 310 742 1,052 456 1,356 127 459 10 32 44 0 3,050 10.2
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,060 310 742 1,052 456 1,356 127 459 10 32 44 0 3,050 10.2

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Awards

Denis Potvin Awards
James Norris Memorial Trophy
Season Team
1975-1976 New York Islanders
1977-1978 New York Islanders
1978-1979 New York Islanders
Calder Memorial Trophy
Season Team
1973-1974 New York Islanders
Stanley Cup
Season Team
1979-1980 New York Islanders
1980-1981 New York Islanders
1981-1982 New York Islanders
1982-1983 New York Islanders

Bio

Denis Potvin Bio

You can see him even now, rushing up ice, blue line behind him, stick and puck far in front, almost as if he were daring somebody to take it away. When they try, Denis Potvin pulls the puck back, deftly maneuvers through traffic and powers ahead, a square-jawed force in a No. 5 sweater for the New York Islanders.

Potvin may not have been the original offensive defenseman, but he was one of the most prolific, anchoring four Stanley Cup championship teams, winning three Norris trophies and breaking Bobby Orr's record for goals by a defenseman.

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