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Marc Potvin
Marc Potvin.jpg
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Detroit Red Wings
Los Angeles Kings
Hartford Whalers
Boston Bruins
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born January 29, 1967(1967-01-29),
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Died January 13 2006 (aged 38),
Etobicoke, ON, CA
NHL Draft 169th overall, 1986
Detroit Red Wings
Pro Career 1995 – 2003

Marc Potvin (29 January 1967 – 13 January 2006) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. He was the cousin of Denis Potvin and Jean Potvin.

Playing career[]

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Marc Potvin, second cousin of Hall of Famer Denis Potvin, was selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the ninth round, 169th overall, in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. During his career, he played for four different NHL teams: the Red Wings (1990–91 to 1991–92), Los Angeles Kings (1992–93 to 1993–94), Hartford Whalers (1993–94), and Boston Bruins (1994–95 to 1995–96). In 121 NHL games, he scored 3 goals and had 5 assists for 8 points. He also amassed 456 penalty minutes. In 13 NHL playoff games, he scored no goals, had one assist and 50 penalty minutes.

Coaching career[]

For the 1998–99 season, Marc was the assistant coach for the Adirondack Red Wings of the American Hockey League. The next season, he made the jump to head coach for the Mississippi Sea Wolves of the ECHL. After only one season there, he became the head coach of the Springfield Falcons of the AHL, where he stayed for two seasons. Part way through the 2003–04 season, he took over the head coach position of the Adirondack IceHawks in the UHL. He would continue coaching the team (renamed the Adirondack Frostbite) in Glens Falls, New York.


On January 13, 2006, Potvin was found dead in his hotel room in Kalamazoo, Michigan, hours before the Frostbite were to play the Kalamazoo Wings. On February 10, Kalamazoo police announced that his death had been ruled a suicide. It was discovered that he had hanged himself with a belt from the shower rod in his hotel bathroom. He is survived by a wife, a son (5 years old at the time), and a daughter (9 years old at the time).

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