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Marc Potvin
Marc Potvin
Right Wing
(PAHT van)
Number: 20
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 29, 1967
Birthplace: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Drafted: DET / 1986 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (169th overall)
Marc Potvin was chosen 169th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in 1986, well before the big young winger had had a chance to get his amateur career into full flight. His selection came after only one season with the Stratford Collitons of the OJHL. But rather than jump for the pros as a teenager, he elected instead to accept a scholarship at Bowling Green University where he put in four solid seasons of college hockey from 1986 to 1990.

In 1990-91, Potvin finally turned pro in the Red Wings' chain with Adirondack of the AHL. From the moment that the first puck was dropped, the sturdy winger transformed himself from a college boy to the fisticuffs king of the American League. By the time he left to join the Red Wings for a handful of games near the end of the season, he'd amassed a league leading 365 penalty minutes.

His next two years of professional hockey served to confirm that Potvin wasn't going to catch on in the Motor City as an enforcer. The Wings already had the much-feared Bob Probert on hand. So Potvin bided his time in Adirondack until he was picked up by the L.A. Kings in 1993.

On the West Coast, he faired only marginally better than in Detroit. He got very little ice time and much of that was spent in the penalty box. As such, the Kings traded him to Hartford late in 1993. With the Whalers, Potvin lasted for only 51 games while scoring five points and racking up a whopping 246 penalty minutes. He was released by the club at the end of the campaign.

In 1994, he signed as a free agent with the Boston Bruins where he picked up a handful of games over two seasons. Otherwise, he spent the majority of his time with the Providence Reds of the AHL.

In 1996-97, he hooked up with the Portland Pirates for one season before joining the Chicago Wolves of the IHL for his final campaign of pro hockey. After retiring from the game in 1998, Potvin went on to coach in the AHL and UHL.

On January 13, 2006 Marc Potvin was found dead in his Kalamazoo hotel room.

Courtesy of Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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