Denis Potvin announces retirement as TV broadcaster for Panthers

Former New York Islander Denis Potvin is introduced to the fans before dropping a ceremonial puck before an NHL hockey game between the Islanders and the New Jersey Devils. (Kathy Kmonicek/AP)

SUNRISE, Fla. — Hockey Hall of Famer Denis Potvin has announced his retirement as a television broadcaster for the Florida Panthers.

Potvin, a former captain for the New York Islanders, was part of the Panthers’ first broadcast team in 1993-94 and spent 21 seasons as their TV analyst.

Potvin, 65, was the first overall pick of the 1973 draft and a cornerstone of the Islanders’ four Stanley Cup championship teams from 1979-80 to 1982-83. He ranks second in playoff goals among NHL defencemen with 56.

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