Denis Potvin

NHL Star Denis Potvin

Profession: NHL Star


Biography: He served as captain for the New York Islanders where he won four Stanley Cups in the early 1980s. He was also a three-time James Norris Memorial Trophy winner as the NHL's top defenseman.

Born: October 29, 1953
Birthplace: Vanier, Ontario, Canada
Age: 69 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 1975-01-25 10th hat trick in NY Islander history, Denis Potvin's 1st
  • 1978-02-11 25th hat trick in NY Islander history, Denis Potvin's 2nd
  • 1978-10-14 Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 NY Islanders lose 7-10 making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-22-2-1
  • 1985-12-20 Denis Potvin passes Bobby Orr as NHL defenseman scorer (916 points)
  • 1988-03-31 New York Islanders celebrate defenseman Denis Potvin's 1,000 points and 1,000 NHL games at tribute night at Nassau Coliseum
  • 1991-06-21 NY Islanders Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy are elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame
  • 1992-02-01 Defenseman Denis Potvin's #5 becomes first number retired by NY Islanders; Potvin played entire 15 year NHL career in NY

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