September 5, 1984 |
Grand Forks, ND, USA
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||87th overall, 2003
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.
On July 1, 2011, Potulny signed a 2-year two-way contract worth 525 000 dollars per year, which is one-way in the second year, with the Washington Capitals. He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears for the duration of his contract with the Capitals.
Upon completion of his contract with the Capitals, Potulny signed in the Russia as a free agent on a one-year deal with Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League on May 30, 2013. Potulny sought a release from his contract with Omsk just three months later, having never featured in the KHL, before belatedly returning to the Bears for the reminder of the season on December 22, 2013.
On June 11, 2015, Potulny left North America to sign a one-year contract with Finnish club, Pelicans of the top-tier Liiga.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||25||2||3||5||10||7||0||0||0||0|
Awards and honors
|USHL Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Award||2002–03|||
|All-WCHA Third Team||2004–05|
|All-WCHA First Team||2005–06|
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||2005–06|
|WCHA All-Tournament Team||2006|||
|AHL All-Star Classic||2008–09'|
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- PhiladelphiaFlyers.com, Forsberg and Nedved Out for Friday; Potulny to Debut
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- "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.
- "Striker Potulny in Avangard" (in Russian). Avangard Omsk. 2013-05-30. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
- "Ryan Potulny signs with the Hartford Wolf Pack". Twitter. 2014-08-07. Retrieved 2014-08-07.
- "Pelicans announce latest acquisition" (in Finnish). Lahti Pelicans. 2015-06-11. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
- "White named USA Hockey's Junior player of the year". USHL. June 3, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-03.
- "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
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