Denis Charles Potvin is a retired professional ice hockey defenseman and team captain for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League.
He is a four-time Stanley Cup winner as a member of the early 1980s New York Islanders.
He is also a three-time James Norris Memorial Trophy winner as the NHL's top defenseman.
He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991, and served as a commentator for Ottawa Senators' television broadcasts on Sportsnet.
He is currently the color commentator for the Florida Panthers.
Potvin was born in Vanier, Ontario, but grew up in Hull, Quebec.