Stanley Cup-winning Islanders defenseman Jean Potvin dies at 72

Potvin was a member of Islanders Stanley Cup teams in 1980 and 1981.

News 12 Staff

Mar 16, 2022, 5:31 PM

Updated 805 days ago

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Stanley Cup-winning Islanders defenseman Jean Potvin dies at 72
Dynasty-era Islanders defenseman Jean Potvin has died at the age of 72.
Potvin was a member of Islanders Stanley Cup teams in 1980 and 1981.
He took home those cups alongside his brother - Islanders Hall of Famer Denis Potvin.
Jean Potvin became the team's radio color commentator as his playing career came to an end.
The Islanders and the NHL posted messages offering condolences to the Potvin family.


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