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Canada DENIS POTVIN
Last team: New York Islanders - 1988

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BIRTHYEAR 1953-10-29 BIRTHPLACEHull, QC, CAN
AGE 67 NATION Canada
POSITION D SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 183 cm / 6'0" WEIGHT 93 kg / 205 lbs
STATUS Retired
NHL DRAFT 1973 round 1 #1 overall by New York Islanders
SOCIAL Denis Potvin  
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
1-time Canada Cup Champion 1
3-time NHL Best Defenseman (Norris Trophy) 3
1-time NHL Rookie of the Year (Calder Trophy) 1
4-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 4

Brother: Jean Potvin
Son: Steve Potvin
Cousin: Marc Potvin

One of the all-time great defensemen, Potvin scored 310 goals and 1,052 points in 1,060 games, the 3rd highest points-per-game rate by a defenseman in history (minimum 150 GP). Denis won the Calder Trophy, scoring 17 goals and 54 points his rookie year. Potvin would later play in 9 All-Star games and win 3 Norris Trophies and 4 Stanley Cups with the Islanders.

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1968-69 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 46 12 253783 |            
 1969-70 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 42 13 183197 | Playoffs 5 2 139  
 1970-71 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 57 20 5878200 | Playoffs 11 4 61026  
 1971-72 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 48 15 4560188 |            
 1972-73 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 61 35 88123232 | Playoffs 9 6 101622  
 1973-74 New York Islanders NHL 77 17 3754175 -16 |            
 1974-75 New York Islanders NHL 79 21 5576105 28 | Playoffs 17 5 91430  
 1975-76 New York Islanders NHL 78 31 6798100 12 | Playoffs 13 5 141932  
 1976-77 New York Islanders NHL 80 25 5580103 42 | Playoffs 12 6 41020  
  Canada  CC 7 1 8916 10 |            
 1977-78 New York Islanders NHL 80 30 649481 57 | Playoffs 7 2 246  
 1978-79 New York Islanders NHL 73 31 7010158 71 | Playoffs 10 4 7118  
 1979-80 New York Islanders  NHL 31 8 334144 13 | Playoffs 21 6 131924  
 1980-81 New York Islanders  NHL 74 20 5676104 38 | Playoffs 18 8 172516  
 1981-82 New York Islanders  NHL 60 24 376183 38 | Playoffs 19 5 162130  
  Canada  CC 7 2 5712 |            
 1982-83 New York Islanders  NHL 69 12 546660 32 | Playoffs 20 8 122022  
 1983-84 New York Islanders  NHL 78 22 638587 55 | Playoffs 20 1 5628  
 1984-85 New York Islanders  NHL 77 17 516896 36 | Playoffs 10 3 2510  
 1985-86 New York Islanders  NHL 74 21 385978 34 | Playoffs 3 0 110  
  Canada WC 7 1 456 |            
 1986-87 New York Islanders  NHL 58 12 304270 -6 | Playoffs 10 2 2421  
 1987-88 New York Islanders NHL 72 19 3251112 26 | Playoffs 5 1 456 -3 
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 1978-79 NHL All-Stars Challenge Cup '79 2 0 000 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
      Postseason
  CC: 14 3 13 16 1.14 28  10  |    
  NHL: 1060 310 742 1052 0.99 1356  460  | 185 56 108 164 0.89 253  -3 
  OHA-Jr.: 254 95 234 329 1.30 800  | 25 12 17 29 1.16 57 
  WC: 7 1 4 5 0.71 |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1971-1972 OHL Most Outstanding Defenseman (Max Kaminsky Trophy)
1972-1973 OHL Most Outstanding Defenseman (Max Kaminsky Trophy)
1973-1974 NHL Rookie of the Year (Calder Trophy)
1974-1975 NHL First All-Star Team
  NHL Playoffs Most Assists by Defenseman (9)
  NHL Playoffs Most Points by Defenseman (14)
1975-1976 NHL Best Defenseman (Norris Trophy)
  NHL First All-Star Team
  NHL Most Assists by Defenseman (67)
  NHL Most Goals by Defenseman (31)
  NHL Most Points by Defenseman (98)
  NHL Playoffs Most Assists (14)
  NHL Playoffs Most Assists by Defenseman (14)
  NHL Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman (5)
  NHL Playoffs Most Points by Defenseman (19)
1976-1977 Canada Cup Champion
  NHL Most Goals by Defenseman (25)
  NHL Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman (6)
  NHL Second All-Star Team
1977-1978 NHL Best Defenseman (Norris Trophy)
  NHL First All-Star Team
  NHL Most Assists by Defenseman (64)
  NHL Most Goals by Defenseman (30)
  NHL Most Points by Defenseman (94)
1978-1979 NHL Best Defenseman (Norris Trophy)
  NHL First All-Star Team
  NHL Most Assists by Defenseman (70)
  NHL Most Goals by Defenseman (31)
  NHL Most Points by Defenseman (101)
1979-1980 NHL Playoffs Most Assists by Defenseman (13)
  NHL Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman (6)
  NHL Playoffs Most Points by Defenseman (19)
  NHL Stanley Cup Champion
1980-1981 NHL First All-Star Team
  NHL Playoffs Most Assists by Defenseman (17)
  NHL Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman (8)
  NHL Playoffs Most Points by Defenseman (25)
  NHL Stanley Cup Champion
1981-1982 Canada Cup Runner-Up
  NHL Playoffs Most Assists by Defenseman (16)
  NHL Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman (5)
  NHL Playoffs Most Points by Defenseman (21)
  NHL Stanley Cup Champion
1982-1983 NHL Playoffs Best Plus/Minus by Defenseman (+20)
  NHL Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman (8)
  NHL Stanley Cup Champion
1983-1984 NHL Second All-Star Team
1985-1986 World Championship Bronze Medal
1991-1992 Hockey Hall of Fame
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- Canada Cup Champion 76/77
- Canada Cup Runner-Up 81/82
- Hockey Hall of Fame 91/92
- NHL Best Defenseman (Norris Trophy) 75/76, 77/78, 78/79
- NHL First All-Star Team 74/75, 75/76, 77/78, 78/79, 80/81
- NHL Most Assists by Defenseman 78/79, 77/78, 75/76
- NHL Most Goals by Defenseman 78/79, 77/78, 76/77, 75/76
- NHL Most Points by Defenseman 78/79, 77/78, 75/76
- NHL Playoffs Best Plus/Minus by Defenseman 82/83
- NHL Playoffs Most Assists 75/76
- NHL Playoffs Most Assists by Defenseman 74/75, 75/76, 79/80, 80/81, 81/82
- NHL Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman 80/81, 81/82, 82/83, 75/76, 76/77, 79/80
- NHL Playoffs Most Points by Defenseman 81/82, 80/81, 79/80, 75/76, 74/75
- NHL Rookie of the Year (Calder Trophy) 73/74
- NHL Second All-Star Team 76/77, 83/84
- NHL Stanley Cup Champion 79/80, 80/81, 81/82, 82/83
- OHL Most Outstanding Defenseman (Max Kaminsky Trophy) 72/73, 71/72
- World Championship Bronze Medal 85/86


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Number 5 retired by New York Islanders
Number 7 retired by Ottawa 67's
Cult/Star player for New York Islanders