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Long Islanders Voted Mike Bossy the Best All-Time N.Y. Islander!
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1535 Old Country Rd.
After playing his entire career with the Islanders and being a part of their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champs, it’s no surprise Mike Bossy is skating off with the All-Time Islander category for this year’s Best of L.I. Bossy still holds the record for most consecutive seasons with 50 or more goals, racking up nine of them during his decade in the NHL. And it only took four years off the ice for his name to be inducted into the NHL’s Hall of Fame.
2nd Place - Bob Nystrom, Heckscher Park, 1535 Old Country Rd., Plainview. 516-501-6700. Islanders.nhl.com
Nystrom was drafted by the Islanders in 1972 and is a native born Canadian. In his rookie season with the Isles he accomplished a 20 goal season. He hung his jersey at the coliseum in 1986. Every year the Islanders give out a Bob Nystrom Award to the Islander who exemplifies leadership and dedication to the team. Bob is also an advocate for health and can be found at the lung cancer walk yearly. One of Nystroms best days on the ice can be remembered in the hearts of all Long Islanders as the day he scored the winning goal at the 7:11 mark of overtime to give the New York Islanders the 1980 Stanley Cup title. Nystrom came in second place for All time Islander, but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t rock, and is not an Isles legend.
3rd Place – Bryan Trottier, 1535 Old Country Rd., Plainview. 516-501-6700. Islanders.nhl.com
Trottier is a NHL Hall of Famer and is among the top 10 playoff scorers of all time. Brian has won the Calder, Ross, Hart and Smythe trophies during his career in the NHL and is one of three people in history to have achieved such merits. Brian has played a total of 221 playoff games, and totaled 113 assist for the Isles. No stranger to charity, Torottier is hands-on with the kids for Wang’s Ice Hockey Project Hope Tournament and many other charities worldwide. Brian Trottier is known as an Islander Dynasty. Although Brian comes in third place on this year’s list, he is always a fan favorite.
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