Grant Potulny ()
||Grand Forks, ND
Draft: 2000, Ottawa Senators, Round 5 (157th overall)
Acquired: From San Antonio in exchange for future considerations on 11/26/08
Suffered a lower-body injury on 03/11/09 at Albany and missed the final 14 games of 2008-09…Had a three-game point/assist streak (1G, 3A) from 01/16 – 01/21/09…Scored the game-winning goal and added two assists for #2 star honors on 12/27/08 at Philadelphia…Netted a goal and added two assists for third star honors on 12/06/08 at Bridgeport…Made Admirals debut and scored first Admirals points with goal and assist on 11/26/08 vs. Springfield…In seven games with San Antonio, had one assist and ten penalty minutes…Signed a one-year AHL Standard Player’s Contract with the San Antonio Rampage on 11/08/08…Began 2008-09 with Duisburg (DEL) registering one goal and eight penalty minutes in seven games.
2007-08: Registered four goals for his first professional hat trick on 02/24/08 with Springfield at Worcester, tying a Springfield Falcons franchise record for goals in a game… Loaned to Springfield (AHL) on 02/21/08… Ranked second on Hershey with 19 goals prior to being loaned to Springfield… Signed a one-year AHL Standard Player’s Contract with Hershey on 08/16/07. 2005-06: Tied for third in goals, sixth in points and fifth in penalty minutes with Binghamton (AHL). 2004-05: Scored his first professional/AHL goal on 11/26/04 with Binghamton at Rochester (Ryan Miller). 2003-04: Made his professional/AHL debut on 04/07/04 with Binghamton at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, registering an assist for his first professional/AHL point.
College Career: Captained the University of Minnesota from 2001-02 – 2003-04… Won back-to-back NCAA championships in 2002 and 2003 with Minnesota, scoring the overtime championship-clinching goal in 2002 over Maine… Winner of Minnesota’s Mike Crupi Most Determined Player Award in 2002-03 and 2003-04… Winner of Minnesota’s Elwin “Doc” Romnes Leadership & Sportmanship Award in 2002-03 & 2003-04 2003-04: Ranked third in goals with Minnesota. 2002-03: 2003 NCAA West Regional MVP…2003 WCHA Final Five MVP. 2001-02: 2002 Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player… Winner of Minnesota’s Tom Mohr Playoff MVP. 2000-01: Winner of Minnesota’s Frank Pond Rookie of the Year Award in 2000-01… Ranked second in goals and was fifth in points as a rookie with Minnesota.