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Denis Potvin

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-0 (183 cm) ▪ Weight: 205 lbs. (93 kg)

Born: October 29, 1953 in Ottawa, Ontario
Draft: NY Islanders, 1st round (1st overall), 1973 NHL Amateur
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1991 (Full List)


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Nov 23, 2014 10:25 AM

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1973-74 20 NYI NHL 77 17 37 54 20 -16 175 11 6 0 3 23 13 1 209 8.1 Calder-1
1974-75 21 NYI NHL 79 21 55 76 26 28 105 14 5 2 4 26 27 2 211 10.0 AS-1,Hart-7,Norris-2
1975-76 22 NYI NHL 78 31 67 98 35 12 100 13 18 0 4 32 33 2 256 12.1 AS-1,Hart-2,Norris-1
1976-77 23 NYI NHL 80 25 55 80 29 42 103 17 7 1 4 33 21 1 241 10.4 AS-3,AS-2,Hart-9,Norris-3
1977-78 24 NYI NHL 80 30 64 94 33 57 81 21 9 0 6 29 33 2 288 10.4 AS-1,Hart-7,Norris-1
1978-79 25 NYI NHL 73 31 70 101 35 71 58 16 12 3 2 38 31 1 237 13.1 AS-1,Hart-4,Norris-1
1979-80 26 NYI NHL 31 8 33 41 13 13 44 4 4 0 0 23 10 0 98 8.2 AS-7,Hart-9
1980-81 27 NYI NHL 74 20 56 76 27 38 104 11 9 0 4 19 32 5 206 9.7 AS-1,Hart-9,Norris-2
1981-82 28 NYI NHL 60 24 37 61 23 38 83 12 11 1 4 18 18 1 169 14.2 AS-10,Norris-8
1982-83 29 NYI NHL 69 12 54 66 21 32 60 7 4 1 1 27 25 2 191 6.3 AS-6
1983-84 30 NYI NHL 78 22 63 85 30 55 87 10 11 1 3 42 19 2 246 8.9 AS-4,AS-2,Norris-4
1984-85 31 NYI NHL 77 17 51 68 23 36 96 11 6 0 1 29 21 1 198 8.6 AS-13
1985-86 32 NYI NHL 74 21 38 59 22 34 78 12 8 1 4 25 13 0 168 12.5 AS-7
1986-87 33 NYI NHL 58 12 30 42 15 -6 70 4 8 0 1 13 17 0 147 8.2 AS-24
1987-88 34 NYI NHL 72 19 32 51 19 26 112 10 9 0 3 13 19 0 188 10.1 AS-14,Norris-10
Career NHL 1060 310 742 1052 372 460 1356 173 127 10 44 390 332 20 3053 10.2

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1973-74 20 NYI NHL 77 0.22 0.48 0.70 0.26 2.27 2.71 16 36 52 19 114 29 141 40 -16 4.6 4.2 8.8 Calder-1
1974-75 21 NYI NHL 79 0.27 0.70 0.96 0.33 1.33 2.67 18 48 66 23 153 48 111 34 28 6.1 6.3 12.3 AS-1,Hart-7,Norris-2
1975-76 22 NYI NHL 78 0.40 0.86 1.26 0.45 1.28 3.28 27 59 86 31 168 85 104 33 12 8.7 5.6 14.3 AS-1,Hart-2,Norris-1
1976-77 23 NYI NHL 80 0.31 0.69 1.00 0.36 1.29 3.01 22 50 72 26 173 56 92 17 42 6.9 6.7 13.7 AS-3,AS-2,Hart-9,Norris-3
1977-78 24 NYI NHL 80 0.38 0.80 1.18 0.42 1.01 3.60 27 58 85 31 204 70 107 30 57 8.4 7.0 15.5 AS-1,Hart-7,Norris-1
1978-79 25 NYI NHL 73 0.42 0.96 1.38 0.49 0.79 3.25 26 59 85 30 203 75 91 34 71 8.6 7.3 15.9 AS-1,Hart-4,Norris-1
1979-80 26 NYI NHL 31 0.26 1.06 1.32 0.43 1.42 3.16 7 28 35 11 72 26 48 15 13 3.2 2.4 5.6 AS-7,Hart-9
1980-81 27 NYI NHL 74 0.27 0.76 1.03 0.36 1.41 2.78 15 43 58 20 190 85 108 41 38 5.4 5.6 10.9 AS-1,Hart-9,Norris-2
1981-82 28 NYI NHL 60 0.40 0.62 1.02 0.38 1.38 2.82 17 27 44 17 148 56 77 23 38 4.5 4.7 9.2 AS-10,Norris-8
1982-83 29 NYI NHL 69 0.17 0.78 0.96 0.31 0.87 2.77 10 44 54 17 140 55 81 28 32 4.1 5.7 9.8 AS-6
1983-84 30 NYI NHL 78 0.28 0.81 1.09 0.38 1.12 3.15 17 50 67 23 178 50 105 32 55 5.9 6.0 11.9 AS-4,AS-2,Norris-4
1984-85 31 NYI NHL 77 0.22 0.66 0.88 0.30 1.25 2.57 13 41 54 18 161 45 117 37 36 4.5 5.0 9.5 AS-13
1985-86 32 NYI NHL 74 0.28 0.51 0.80 0.29 1.05 2.27 16 30 46 17 133 39 93 33 34 4.0 5.2 9.2 AS-7
1986-87 33 NYI NHL 58 0.21 0.52 0.72 0.25 1.21 2.53 10 25 35 12 93 44 78 23 -6 2.8 2.9 5.7 AS-24
1987-88 34 NYI NHL 72 0.26 0.44 0.71 0.27 1.56 2.61 16 27 43 16 121 46 74 25 26 3.7 4.8 8.5 AS-14,Norris-10
Career NHL 1060 0.29 0.70 0.99 0.35 1.28 2.88 257 625 882 311 2251 809 1427 445 460 81.4 79.4 160.7

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1974-75 21 NYI NHL 17 5 9 14 5 30 1 3 1 0
1975-76 22 NYI NHL 13 5 14 19 7 32 3 2 0 1
1976-77 23 NYI NHL 12 6 4 10 4 20 4 2 0 0
1977-78 24 NYI NHL 7 2 2 4 2 6 2 0 0 0
1978-79 25 NYI NHL 10 4 7 11 4 8 4 0 0 1
1979-80 26 NYI NHL SC 21 6 13 19 7 24 2 4 0 1
1980-81 27 NYI NHL SC 18 8 17 25 9 16 1 6 1 2
1981-82 28 NYI NHL SC 19 5 16 21 7 30 2 3 0 0
1982-83 29 NYI NHL SC 20 8 12 20 8 22 4 4 0 1
1983-84 30 NYI NHL 20 1 5 6 2 -5 28 0 1 0 0 56 1.8
1984-85 31 NYI NHL 10 3 2 5 2 0 10 2 1 0 1 22 13.6
1985-86 32 NYI NHL 3 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
1986-87 33 NYI NHL 10 2 2 4 2 -7 21 1 1 0 0 22 9.1
1987-88 34 NYI NHL 5 1 4 5 2 -3 6 0 1 0 0 15 6.7
Career NHL 4 185 56 108 164 60 -17 253 26 28 2 7 119 5.9

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1968-69 15 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 46 12 25 37 83
1969-70 16 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 42 13 18 31 97
1970-71 17 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 57 20 58 78 200
1971-72 18 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 48 15 45 60 188
1972-73 19 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 61 35 88 123 232
1976-77 23 Canada Can-Cup 7 1 8 9 16
1978-79 25 NHL All-Stars Ch-Cup 2 0 0 0 0
1981-82 28 Canada Can-Cup 7 2 5 7 12
1985-86 32 Canada WEC-A 7 1 4 5 6
Career 2 Seasons Can-Cup 14 3 13 16 28
Career 1 Season Ch-Cup 2 0 0 0 0
Career 5 Seasons OHA-Jr. 254 95 234 329 800
Career 1 Season WEC-A 7 1 4 5 6

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1969-70 16 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 5 2 1 3 9
1970-71 17 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 11 4 6 10 26
1972-73 19 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 9 6 10 16 22
Career 3 Seasons OHA-Jr. 25 12 17 29 57

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 15 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Denis Potvin 15.9 15.5 14.3 13.7 12.3 11.9 10.9 9.8 9.5 9.2 9.2 8.8 8.5 5.7 5.6
Paul Coffey 94.2 16.1 14.8 14.3 12.1 11.2 11.0 10.3 9.7 9.3 9.0 8.9 7.6 7.2 6.9 4.9
Nicklas Lidstrom 92.1 13.2 13.1 13.0 12.9 12.2 12.2 11.6 10.5 10.4 10.3 9.5 9.2 8.4 6.1 5.5
Raymond Bourque 90.0 14.5 13.5 13.5 13.2 12.5 12.2 11.8 11.7 11.6 11.5 11.2 10.1 9.6 9.4 9.3
King Clancy 89.0 9.8 9.6 9.3 9.1 7.8 7.6 7.6 7.4 7.3 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.1 3.2 2.9
Eddie Shore 88.0 12.0 10.2 9.8 9.4 9.0 7.6 7.5 6.7 6.7 6.3 6.2 2.9 2.1 1.9
Larry Robinson 87.7 16.9 12.5 11.5 11.4 11.2 11.0 10.0 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.0 8.8 6.9 6.4 1.6
Red Kelly 86.1 12.2 12.1 11.8 11.3 11.2 11.1 9.6 8.7 6.7 6.4 6.1 5.4 5.4 5.0 4.9
Brian Leetch 85.6 13.3 13.2 13.1 11.4 10.5 9.4 9.4 9.0 8.7 6.9 6.5 6.4 4.2 3.8 2.0
Sergei Zubov 85.5 12.5 12.2 11.0 11.0 10.7 10.4 9.9 9.0 8.8 8.7 8.5 8.1 6.0 5.5 4.1
Al MacInnis 84.4 14.1 13.3 12.1 11.1 10.5 10.1 9.6 9.4 8.9 7.1 7.0 5.3 4.9 0.8 0.1
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Denis Potvin 15.9 15.5 14.3 13.7 12.3 11.9 10.9 9.8 9.5 9.2 9.2 8.8 8.5 5.7 5.6
Paul Coffey 90.0 16.1 14.8 14.3 12.1 11.7 11.2 11.0 10.3 9.7 9.3 9.0 8.9 7.6 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.4 5.1 4.9 1.9 0.3
King Clancy 88.9 9.8 9.6 9.3 9.1 7.8 7.6 7.6 7.4 7.3 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.1 3.2 2.9 0.6
Al MacInnis 88.3 14.1 13.6 13.3 12.3 12.1 11.1 10.5 10.5 10.1 9.6 9.4 9.2 8.9 8.7 8.6 7.7 7.1 7.0 5.3 4.9 0.8 0.2 0.1
Eddie Shore 88.0 12.0 10.2 9.8 9.4 9.0 7.6 7.5 6.7 6.7 6.3 6.2 2.9 2.1 1.9
Brian Leetch 87.0 13.3 13.2 13.1 11.4 10.5 9.4 9.4 9.0 8.8 8.7 6.9 6.5 6.4 5.5 4.3 4.2 3.8 2.0
Sergei Zubov 85.5 12.5 12.2 11.0 11.0 10.7 10.4 9.9 9.0 8.8 8.7 8.5 8.1 6.0 5.5 4.1 0.3
Larry Robinson 85.3 16.9 12.5 11.5 11.4 11.2 11.0 10.0 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.0 8.8 6.9 6.6 6.5 6.4 4.6 4.3 2.7 1.6
Nicklas Lidstrom 83.8 14.4 13.2 13.1 13.0 12.9 12.2 12.2 11.6 11.2 10.7 10.5 10.4 10.3 9.5 9.5 9.2 8.4 7.9 6.1 5.5
Red Kelly 83.6 12.2 12.1 11.8 11.3 11.2 11.1 9.6 8.7 6.7 6.4 6.1 5.7 5.4 5.4 5.0 4.9 4.2 3.7 2.9 1.8
Chris Pronger 83.1 14.8 11.7 11.4 10.8 10.4 10.3 9.6 9.0 8.6 8.4 7.9 7.9 5.3 4.8 4.2 2.3 1.7 0.4

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

November 30, 1979: Missed majority of 1979-80 due to thumb injury vs. Edmonton, November 30, 1979.

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