Surprise winner named Fort Wayne’s Favorite local pro hockey player
In a shocking upset, Fort Wayne’s Favorite locally produced pro hockey player isn’t Komets greats Colin Chin or Kaleigh Schrock or even former NHL players Dale Purinton and Fred Knipscheer. It’s Ryan Potts who participated in a couple of training camps and played five games with the Komets during the middle of the 2008-09 season.
A versatile forward, Potts played five games, scoring two assists. He played college hockey at Northland College in Wisconsin, an NCAA Division III school where as a senior in 2005-06 he scored nine goals and had 15 points in 26 games.
He’s also the grandson of Komets great Reggie Primeau who played for the Komets from 1960 to 69, and whose No. 12 now hangs from the Memorial Coliseum rafters.
Potts won 39 percent of the votes to lead Chin with 26 percent and Schrock with 20 percent.
This week’s poll is about Fort Wayne’s Favorite female basketball players.