Felix Potvin was turning heads in the NHL from the first time we say him. Even though his first NHL action saw him play four games with the Leafs in 1991-92, and go 0-3-1, he posted a .933 save percentage and a 2.29 GAA.
After becoming the full time number one for the Leafs in late in the '92-'93 season, thus allowing the team to trade Grant Fuhr to the Sabres, Potvin rewarded the Leafs faith in him by back stopping the team all the way to the conference finals.
Only to lose to Kerry Frasier and The La Kings in seven games.
In 1993-94, The Cat once again had a great year, and helped the team once again to the conference finals only to lose the the Vancouver Canucks in six games.
The Leafs would not fair so well the following year exiting in the first round. Felix Potvin, despite being a two time all star and runner up for the Calder trophy would eventually fall from grace with the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans, and would be traded to the Islanders during the 1998-99 season.
An aging defense among other things would have much to do with Potvin's departure, in 1996-97, he set a record for the most shots faced by an NHL goal tender during a single season with 2438, a record that stood until Roberto Luongo broke it with the Panthers during the 2003-2004 campaign.
Potvin never again enjoyed quite the same success as he did while wearing the Blue and White. After stops with the Islanders, Canucks,Kings and Bruins, Potvin had been in talks with the Atlanta Thrashers in 2006 and could have signaled a comeback for the then 34 tear old veteran, his equipment however, didn't conform to the new NHL rules and he didn't want to take the two way deal that was being offered.
Though at 38 years old Potvin has never officially retired from playing, the likelihood of a comeback seems slim.