January 29, 1967|
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
January 13, 2006 (aged 38)|
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
Detroit Red Wings|
Los Angeles Kings
169th overall, 1986|
Detroit Red Wings
Marc Potvin (January 29, 1967 – January 13, 2006) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. Potvin played six years in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played with the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Hartford Whalers and Boston Bruins. He was the second cousin of Hall of Famer Denis Potvin and cousin of Jean Potvin.
Before he played in the NHL, he played 4 years of college hockey at Bowling Green State University. He was drafted with the 169th overall pick by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. Potvin also played in the AHL with the Adirondack Red Wings, Providence Bruins and Portland Pirates, as well as one season in the IHL with the Chicago Wolves. When he retired, he became the assistant coach of the Adirondack Red Wings. After that, became the head coach of the Mississippi Sea Wolves in the ECHL for a year. He went on to coach the Springfield Falcons of the AHL for 2 seasons, in the UHL with the Adirondack IceHawks for 2 seasons and 1 season when it was renamed the Adirondack Frostbite.
On January 13, 2006, Potvin was found dead in his Kalamazoo, Michigan hotel room. He was found hours before the Frostbite were set to play the Kalamazoo Wings. On February 10, police ruled that his death was a suicide. Police said that he hung himself with a belt from the shower rod in his hotel bathroom.
References[change | change source]
- "Autopsy rules death of UHL coach Potvin a suicide". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-03-14.