Like a band whose greatest hits you can guess before you even turn the CD over, or an actor whose biggest movies you can list before even looking at their IMDB page, Mike Bossy - the man and the legend - have been cemented into the public consciousness of hockey fans for a very long time. Yet, there are still more legendary moments.
Mike Bossy, NHL Hall of Famer, one of the most prolific and electric scorers in league history and the Islanders’ all time leading goal-scorer, has passed away at 65, the team announced this morning.
A very good defenseman that was also an early key acquisition for the expansion Islanders.
Right from the beginning, Clark Gillies made his mark on the Islanders and became "the beat" of the franchise.
The former majority owner died at his home in Oyster Bay on Sunday.