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Dennis Potvin Ottawa 67’s 8x10 B&W Autographed Wire Photo
Lot #578

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Dennis Potvin Ottawa 67’s 8x10 B&W Autographed Wire Photo
Lot #578

The New York Islanders selected Potvin with the 1st overall pick in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft. He began his career on Long Island in 1973-74 and won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year in the spring of 1974. Potvin spent his entire 15-year NHL career as a member of the Islanders. During that time he played in 1060 games and scored 310 goals and 1052 points. His playoff totals are no less impressive with 164 points in 185 games played. Potvin recorded three different 30-Goal seasons and also eclipsed the 100-point mark during his illustrious career. Denis is considered one of the NHL’s all-time great defenseman. He won three Norris Trophies from 1976 thru 1979 and retired as the NHL’s all-time leader in goals, assists and points among defenseman, both in the regular season and playoffs. Denis was a 7-time 1st or 2nd Team NHL All Star who appeared in 9 NHL All Star Games. Potvin became the Captain of the Islanders in 1979-80 and immediately thereafter led the team to 5 consecutive Stanley Cup Finals, hoisting the Cup 4 straight times from 1980-83 as the team earned dynasty status in the process. Internationally, Potvin represented Team Canada in the 1976 and 1981 Canada Cups.

This wire photo, dated 5/15/73, shows Denis in his Ottawa 67’s uniform. The headline reads, “The New York Islanders, getting the first pick in the National Hockey League’s draft of junior over-age players, 5/15, drew Denis Potvin (shown in undated filer), star defenseman with the Ontario Hockey Association’s Ottawa 67’s. Potvin was rated the brightest junior prospect since Bobby Orr after he picked up 35 goals and 88 assists during the past season”.

Our consignor went to a hockey game every night and had all autographs signed personally. The photo and signature is beautiful.