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Marc Potvin (1967-2006)

Former American Hockey League forward and head coach Marc Potvin has died at the age of 38.

Potvin played parts of seven seasons in the AHL with Adirondack, Providence and Portland, and spent the 1997-98 season with the Chicago Wolves, then of the IHL.

He captured a Calder Cup championship with the Red Wings in 1992, then returned to Glens Falls as the Wings’ assistant coach in 1998-99. He later spent two years as head coach of the Springfield Falcons (2000-02).

As a rookie in 1990-91, Potvin shared the AHL lead with 365 penalty minutes. A year later, he scored 13 goals and 16 assists and again topped 300 PIM.

Potvin’s top offensive season came with Portland in 1996-97, when he compiled 17 goals and 32 points.

Potvin also played 121 games in the NHL with Detroit, Los Angeles, Hartford and Boston, and was part of the Kings’ 1993 Stanley Cup runner-up team.