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Defenseman Potter returned to Hartford

Rookie has appeared in two games with Blueshirts this season

Sunday, 02.14.2010 / 5:08 PM / News
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Defenseman Potter returned to Hartford
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Corey Potter has been assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Corey Potter
Potter, 26, registered two hits and logged 15:37 of icetime in today’s 5-2 win vs. Tampa Bay.  He made his season debut on Wednesday vs. Nashville, and has skated in two games with the Rangers this season. 

He returns to Hartford where he has appeared in 44 AHL games with Hartford this season, registering two goals and 10 assists for 12 points, along with a plus-three rating and 44 penalty minutes.  His plus-three rating was tied for fifth on the team overall, and he was tied for third among team defensemen in points and assists, and fourth in goals at the time of his recall yesterday. 

Potter also ranked fourth among Hartford defensemen with 68 shots on net this season.  He tied his AHL career-high with three assists, and registered a plus-three rating in a 5-1 win at Norfolk on February 6. 

He has recorded three multi-point efforts, including back-to-back two-point performances in a 5-2 win vs. Lowell on October 24 (one goal and one assist) and a 4-3 win vs. Worcester on October 25 (two assists).  Potter’s goal vs. Lowell on October 24 was his first career shorthanded tally.

The Lansing, Michigan native was originally the Rangers fourth round selection, 122nd overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.