Isles Fans and Twitter Rally for Mike Bossy

Back in October 2020, New York Islanders legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Bossy announced that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer. In an open letter to the hockey community, Bossy remained strong.

“I can assure you that I intend to struggle with the determination that you have seen me show on the ice and in my game. The same determination that helped me achieve my dreams,” Bossy wrote.

Unfortunately, it looks like Mike Bossy’s fight is coming to an end. Although there has been no official announcement of his health status, it appears Mike Bossy has left the hospital and is now home to spend the little time he has left, surrounded by friends and family.

After hearing the news, New York Islanders fans and hockey fans took to Twitter to share their best memories of Mike Bossy and send prayers for the 65-year-old legend.

Mike Bossy was ranked No. 15 by the New York Islanders in the 1977 NHL Draft and continued to play 10 seasons on the island before a back injury forced him to retire at a young age of 30.

In addition to playing a role in the New York Islanders Dynasty from 1980 to 1983, winning four Stanley Cups in a row, Mike Bossy recorded nine seasons in a row with 50 or more goals to start his career, scoring 60 or more in five of them. .

In 752 career matches, Bossy lit the lamp 573 times with 533 assists for 1,126 points.

In his career’s 129 playoff games, No. 22 scored 85 goals and recorded 75 assists.

Bossys 0.792 goals per. match still stands as the highest number ever achieved by a player in NHL history.

His scoring ability was shown as soon as he entered the NHL in 1997.

He put together a rookie campaign with 53 goals in the 1977-78 season when he won the Calder Trophy.

Bossy then won Lady Byng three times (1982-83, 1983-84, 1985-86), an award given to the player who exhibits the best kind of sportsmanship and gentlemanly behavior combined with a high standard of playing ability.

In 1981, Bossy scored 50 goals in 50 games and became the second player to ever reach that milestone (Maurice Richard).

He was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the 1982 Playoff MVP, where he had 17 goals and 10 assists in 19 games.

In 1991, Mike Bossy was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and in 2017 was named one of the “100 Greatest Players” in NHL history. And on March 3, 1992, Bossys No. 22 went to the Nassau Coliseum rafters.

Mike Bossy’s passing will be a huge loss for the New York Islanders community, which lost Clark Gillies and Jean Potvin this year.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike Bossy, his family and his friends at this time.

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