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Bryan Trottier

Bryan Trottier (Hockey.  Born, Val Marie, Sask., July 17, 1956.)  Thought by many to be the best all-around forward ever for the Islanders, Bryan John Trottier is the team’s career leader in points with 1,353 in 1,123 games.  Trottier was an excellent passer who still scored 500 career goals in his 15 seasons (1975-90) with […]

Billy Smith

Billy Smith (Hockey.  Born, Perth, Ont., Dec. 12, 1950.)  Of the Islanders who were in uniform for the team’s first game Oct. 7, 1972, at Nassau Coliseum, William John Smith was the last to retire.  A notably abrasive and aggressive standup goalie, Smith, who for the first half of his Islanders career shared the nets with Chico Resch, […]

Brian Leetch

Brian Leetch (Hockey. Born, Corpus Christi, TX, Mar. 3, 1968.) Inhabiting the rarified atmosphere as one of the premier defensemen in N.H.L. history, Brian Leetch was named the 23rd captain of the Rangers Oct. 3, 1997. He had already won the Norris Trophy as the league’s best backliner twice (1992, 1997) and was perenially on […]

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.  […]

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