Islanders Hall of Famer Mike Bossy dies at 65

The New York Islanders have announced that Hall of Famer Mike Bossy has died at the age of 65.

“The New York Islanders organization mourns the loss of Mike Bossy, an icon not only on Long Island but throughout the hockey world,” Islanders president and general manager Lou Lamoriello said. “His drive to be the best every time he stepped on the ice was second to none. Along with his teammates, he helped win four consecutive Stanley Cup championships, forever shaping the history of this franchise. On behalf of the entire organization, we send our deepest condolences to the entire Bossy family and to all who mourn this tragic loss.”

Bossy was selected by the Isles with the 15th overall pick in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft and the winger spent his entire 10-season career with the team. Bossy recorded a franchise-record 573 goals in 752 regular-season games played and 553 assists (third on the Islanders’ all-time list) for 1,126 points (second), while earning eight All-Star nominations and winning four Stanley Cups.

The Montreal, Que., native scored at least 50 goals in nine straight seasons (an NHL record) and led the league three times on the power play, two game-winning goals and two goals. Bossy also holds the franchise record for most playoff goals with 85.

He was named to the NHL’s Top 100 All-Time Players list in 2017.

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