September 5, 1984 |
Grand Forks, ND, USA
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Hershey Bears (AHL)
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||87th overall, 2003
Playing career 
Potulny was drafted in the third round, 87th overall, at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers after playing two years with the USHL's Lincoln Stars. He spent the next three seasons playing collegiate hockey with the Minnesota Golden Gophers, recording 68 goals and 50 assists for a total of 118 points in 100 games. Potulny ranked first in the nation with 38 goals and 63 points during his last season with the Gophers, 2005–06, and was named an All-WCHA First Team Honoree and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.
Potulny signed a 2-year entry level contract with the Flyers on March 29, 2006. He played his first two professional games with the Flyers at the tail-end of the 2005–06 season, making his NHL debut on April 7, 2006 and also recording his first point. He split the 2006–07 season with the Flyers and the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms.
On April 24, 2008, Potulny scored the game winning goal at 2:58 in the fifth overtime in Game 5 of the East Division Semifinals. The game's total time was 142:58, an AHL record for longest game.
On September 8, 2010, Potulny signed a one-year two-way contract as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks. He ultimately played in only three games with the Blackhawks, spending much of the season with their AHL affiliate in Rockford.
On February 28, 2011, Potulny was traded to the Ottawa Senators along with a second round draft pick in the 2011 entry draft in return for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2012 entry draft and Chris Campoli.
- 2002–03: USHL Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Award
- 2004–05: WCHA Third All-Star Team
- 2005–06: WCHA First Team Honoree
- 2008–09: Named to the AHL All-Star Classic in Worcester, MA
Career statistics 
|2003–04||Minnesota Golden Gophers||WCHA||15||6||8||14||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Minnesota Golden Gophers||WCHA||44||24||17||41||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Minnesota Golden Gophers||WCHA||41||38||25||63||31||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Flyers Sign Ryan Potulny to Contract". PhiladelphiaFlyers.com. 2006. Retrieved 2007-08-18.
- PhiladelphiaFlyers.com, Forsberg and Nedved Out for Friday; Potulny to Debut
- "Oliers acquire Potulny from Flyers". oilers.nhl.com. June 6, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-11.
- "Oilers sign Ryan Potulny to one-year contract". oilers.nhl.com. June 14, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-11.
- "Potulny signs a 1-year, two-way contract with Blackhawks". The Sports Network. September 8, 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-08.
- "Sens trade Campoli and pick to Blackhawks for Potulny and pick". The Sports Network. February 28, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-01.
- "NHL Free Agent Tracker". The Sports Network. Retrieved July 1, 2011.
- "White named USA Hockey's Junior player of the year". USHL. June 3, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-03.