Corey Potter

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Corey Potter
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Potter in April of 2014 in Boston.
Born (1984-01-05) January 5, 1984 (age 30)
Lansing, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
New York Rangers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Edmonton Oilers
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 122nd overall, 2003
New York Rangers
Playing career 2006–present

Corey Potter (born January 5, 1984) is an American ice hockey defenseman, who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

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.

He was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 16, 2010.[1]

On July 1, 2011, Potter signed a one year, two-way contract with the Edmonton Oilers.[2] His signing was in part due to the urging of Oilers coach Tom Renney.[3] 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[4] 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.[5]

On October 2, 2012 he signed a temporary NHL lockout contract with the Vienna Capitals of the Austrian Hockey League.[6] Potter appeared in 17 games for 4 points before returning to the Oilers for the shortened 2012–13 season.

On the eve of the 2013–14 trade deadline, on March 4, 2014 Potter was placed on waivers by the Oilers and later claimed by the Boston Bruins.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 43 6 13 19 56
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
2010–11 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 75 7 30 37 52 12 2 7 9 10
2010–11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Edmonton Oilers NHL 62 4 17 21 24
2012–13 Vienna Capitals EBEL 17 1 3 4 10
2012–13 Edmonton Oilers NHL 33 3 1 4 6
2013–14 Edmonton Oilers NHL 16 0 5 5 21
2013–14 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 6 0 1 1 4
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 123 8 24 32 53 1 0 0 0 0
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2004 Helsinki
IIHF U18 Championships
Gold 2002 Piešťany

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2002 United States WJC18 Gold medal icon.svg 8 0 2 2 29
2004 United States WJC Gold medal icon.svg 6 0 0 0 6
Junior totals 14 0 2 2 35

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