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Jean Potvin
Jeanpotvin
Position Defenceman
Shot Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
188 lb (85 kg)
Teams Los Angeles Kings
Philadelphia Flyers
New York Islanders
Cleveland Barons
Minnesota North Stars
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born March 25 1949 (1949-03-25) (age 67),
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Pro Career 1969 – 1981

Jean Rene Potvin (born March 25, 1949) is a retired Canadian professional defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, Cleveland Barons and Minnesota North Stars.

Playing careerEdit

Potvin played defenceman for the Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, Cleveland Barons and Minnesota North Stars from 1971 to 1981. He finished his NHL career with 63 goals and 224 assists in 613 career games.

He also played for the Springfield Kings of the AHL and Oklahoma City Stars of the CHL.

His brother, Hockey Hall of Famer Denis Potvin, was a teammate of Jean's with the Islanders for a number of years. A cousin Marc Potvin also played in the NHL.

Potvin won the Stanley Cup in 1980 with the New York Islanders. In 1981 he played only 18 games for the Islanders. His name was still engraved on the Cup in 1981, even though he did not qualify.


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