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Butch Goring

Butch Goring (Hockey.  Born, St. Boniface, Man., Oct. 22, 1949.)  Robert Thomas Goring’s addition late in the 1979-80 season has justifiably been seen as a critical piece to propelling the Islanders to their four straight Stanley Cup championships.  Goring was acquired from Los Angeles (for Billy Harris and Dave Lewis) Mar. 10, 1980.  He scored […]

Clark Gillies

Clark Gillies (Hockey.  Born, Moose Jaw, Sask., Apr. 7, 1954.)  A powerful left wing and sometimes enforcer for the Islanders dynasty teams, Paul Christopher Gillies was the team’s No. 1 draft choice in 1974 (fourth overall).  Gillies came straight to the Islanders from the Regina Pats juniors and scored 25 goals as a rookie in […]

Mike Bossy

Mike Bossy (Hockey.  Born, Montreal, P.Q., Jan. 22, 1957.)  Had injuries not shortened his career, Michael Bossy might have ranked in the top two or three N.H.L. career scorers.  As it was, Bossy, with exceptional accuracy and a quick release, scored an astonishing 1,126 points in 10 seasons before retiring at age 30 in 1987.  […]

Al Arbour

Al Arbour (Hockey.  Born, Sudbury, Ont., Nov. 1, 1932.)  Alger Joseph Arbour achieved milestones as coach of the New York Islanders that have made him one of the legendary figures in the history of the National Hockey League.  After a 12-year career as an N.H.L. defenseman, Arbour coached the St. Louis Blues for parts of […]

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