Potter, 25, made his NHL debut last season with the Rangers on December 7 against Calgary. He recorded his first NHL point with an assist in his next game on December 27 vs. New Jersey, and finished with two points (one goal and one assist) in five games.
Potter appeared in five games for the Rangers last season, picking up his first NHL goal on April 2 at Carolina.Potter spent most of the season with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering 10 goals and 22 assists for 32 points, along with 82 penalty minutes in 67 games. He established a career-high in goals and tied his career-high in points. He led all Hartford defensemen in goals, and ranked second among team defensemen in assists and points. Potter recorded nine multi-point efforts during the season, including his first career multi-goal game on February 13 against Lake Erie.
Steve Zipay at Blue Notes presumes with a 10% increase he will make $588,500.
...i really thought Potter was going to get a chance last year, but I guess the organization didn't feel he was a ready for a full time role. He will be fighting with a host of young defensemen for one of the two available spots on the third defensive pair.