New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

Tag Archives: New York Islanders

Charles Wang

Charles Wang (Hockey.  Born, Shanghai, China, Aug. 19, 1944.)  Since coming to the U.S. in 1952, Charles B. Wang has become one of leading computer developers in the New York area. On Apr. 26, 2000, Wang and his partner, Sanjay Kumar, announced their purchase of the Islanders for $187.5 million even though he lists basketball […]

Neil Smith

Neil Smith (Executive.  Born, Toronto, Ont., Jan. 9, 1954.)  An all-America defenseman at Western Michigan, Neil Smith played two seasons in the Islanders farm system before becoming a scout for the team.  He moved to the Detroit Red Wings as director of professional scouting in 1982 and then became the director of scouting.  He also served […]

Denis Potvin

Denis Potvin (Hockey.  Born, Ottawa, Ontario, Oct. 29, 1953.)  Thought by some to be the best all-around defenseman ever to play in the National Hockey League, Denis Potvin was the backbone of the New York Islanders teams that won four straight Stanley Cups from 1980 through 1983.  Potvin was the first draft choice overall 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 […]

About This Dictionary

The Bill Shannon Biographical Dictionary of New York Sports is an open database of sports biographies maintained by Jordan Sprechman and Marty Appel. We welcome public and scholarly contributions and suggestions.

Share Our Blog!

Sort by Last Name

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Support n-yhs

Help us support our sports database and other collections.

About Bill Shannon

A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

Submission Form

* (denotes required field)

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy