Potter in April of 2014 in Boston.
January 5, 1984 |
Lansing, MI, USA
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)|
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||122nd overall, 2003
New York Rangers
Corey Michael Potter (born January 5, 1984) is an American ice hockey defenseman, who is currently an unrestricted free agent after playing for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL). Potter was born in Lansing, Michigan, but grew up in Mason, Michigan.
Potter was drafted 122nd overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. He played his first NHL game for the Rangers on December 7, 2008 against the Calgary Flames. He scored his first NHL point, an assist on a Dmitri Kalinin goal, on December 27, 2008 against the New Jersey Devils. He scored his first NHL goal on April 2, 2009 against the Carolina Hurricanes.
On July 1, 2011, Potter signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Edmonton Oilers. His signing was in part due to the urging of Oilers coach Tom Renney. After appearing in only one NHL game with the Penguins the previous year, he made the club out of training camp. He has played a large role, including being featured on the first unit power-play.
On January 9, 2012, Potter signed a two-year extension with the Oilers In his 62nd game after Potter was hit by Bobby Ryan of the Anaheim Ducks, he suffered a concussion, and missed the remainder of the regular season.
On October 2, 2012 he signed a temporary NHL lockout contract with the Vienna Capitals of the Austrian Hockey League. Potter appeared in 17 games for 4 points before returning to the Oilers for the shortened 2012–13 season.
As a free agent, Potter agreed to a one-year, two way contract with the Calgary Flames on September 5, 2014.
Regular season and playoffs
|2002–03||Michigan State University||CCHA||35||4||4||8||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Michigan State University||CCHA||38||0||8||8||63||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Michigan State University||CCHA||32||0||6||6||73||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Michigan State University||CCHA||45||4||18||22||117||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||30||2||8||10||21||7||1||4||5||12|
|2007–08||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||80||5||27||32||102||5||0||1||1||14|
|2008–09||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||67||10||22||32||82||6||1||3||4||23|
|2008–09||New York Rangers||NHL||5||1||1||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||69||4||24||28||54||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||New York Rangers||NHL||3||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||6||0||1||1||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for United States|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF U18 Championships|
- Anderson, S. "Penguins sign defenseman Potter". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
- Oilers agree to terms with Potter
- Ireland, J. "Potter makes best of his big-league shot". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
- "Oilers make sound move in re-signing Corey Potter". Edmonton Journal. 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
- Ireland, J. "Potter suffers a concussion". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2012-04-02.
- "Capitals add NHL defender Corey Potter". sportreport.bz. 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
- "Waiver wire: Sabres claim Conacher, Bruins claim Potter". The Sports Network. 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
- "Flames sign Corey Potter". Calgary Flames. 2014-09-05.