Coach Potvin is a veteran of 478 professional American Hockey League (AHL) and top European league contests. In his ten seasons in Europe, Potvin appeared in 354 games accumulating 133 goals, 184 assists and 800 penalty minutes (PIM).Prior to skating overseas, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound forward split time over five seasons between the AHL and ECHL. In 158 AHL appearances with the Baltimore Bandits, Portland Pirates, Albany River Rats and Hamilton Bulldogs, Potvin tallied 31 goals, 44 assists and 197 PIM. The 34-year-old averaged a point-per-game during his two seasons with the ECHL’s Raleigh Icecaps, netting 112 points (42g/70a) in 111 contests. Before turning pro, Potvin played four seasons of junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and had his best amateur season while with the Niagara Falls Thunder in 1994-95, picking up 89 points (32g/57a) in just 60 games.
Coach Nash played seven seasons in the NHL with St. Louis and Phoenix, recording 27-37-64 and 673 penalty minutes (PIM) in 374 games. He also appeared in 23 career playoff games. Nash was originally drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 10th round (247th overall) of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut on April 3, 1999 with the St. Louis Blues. In 1999-00, Nash was a member of the Blues’ Presidents’ Trophy-winning club, which posted an NHL-best 51-20-11-1 record. Nash played for the Coyotes during the 2003-04 and 2005-06 seasons and was the recipient of the team’s Man of the Year Award in 2004 for his involvement in the Phoenix community. A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Nash enjoyed a standout junior hockey career with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League (WHL) where he was a teammate of Coyotes Captain Shane Doan. Nash and Doan helped lead Kamloops to back-to-back Memorial Cup Championships in 1994 and 1995. Nash and his wife, Kathy, reside in Scottsdale with their daughters, Madison and Georgia, and their son, Ty.