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As captain of the Islanders, defenseman Dennis Potvin led his team to won four consecutive Stanley Cups. In those four playoff runs, he never won a Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP but he racked up 37 goals and 85 points.

Potvin was one of the great offensive defensmen in NHL history. He was the first defenseman to score 1,000 career points, finishing his career in 1988 with 366 goals, 850 assists and 1,216 points.

Text: Lauren Shute
Photo: Tony Triolo/Sports Illustrated

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