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Mike Bossy

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy

Profession: Ice Hockey Great

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: Played for the New York Islanders for his entire career and was a crucial part of their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s.

Bossy is the only player in NHL history to score consecutive Stanley Cup winning goals (1982 and 1983).

Born: January 22, 1957
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Age: 63 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius

Events in the Life of Mike Bossy

  • 1978-04-01 New York Islanders right wing Mike Bossy becomes first NHL rookie to score 50 goals in a season after scoring #50 and #51 in the closing moments in a 3-2 win over Washington
  • 1978-12-07 Islander's Mike Bossy's 1st career hat trick
  • 1978-12-28 30th hat trick in Islander history (Mike Bossy)
  • 1979-03-13 Isle's Mike Bossy's 5th career hat trick
  • 1979-04-07 Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers
  • 1980-03-04 40th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
  • 1980-11-11 Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars
  • 1981-01-13 Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals
  • 1981-01-23 Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games
  • 1981-03-03 Isle's Mike Bossy 9th & final hat trick of season-4 goals

  • 1982-02-09 34th NHL All-Star Game, Capital Centre, Landover: Wales Conference beats Campbell Conference, 4-2; MVP: Mike Bossy, NY Islanders, RW
  • 1982-03-23 Isle's Mike Bossy's 20th career hat trick-4 goals
  • 1983-03-17 70th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
  • 1983-04-02 New York Islanders right wing Mike Bossy scores in a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins to become the first player in NHL history to score 60 goals in 3 consecutive seasons
  • 1983-10-06 Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick
  • 1983-11-15 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
  • 1984-03-31 Mike Bossy becomes first player in NHL history to record 7 straight 50 goal seasons; scores 50th and 51st of the year in a 3-1 New York Islanders' win at Washington
  • 1984-10-20 Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals
  • 1985-03-05 NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons
  • 1986-01-02 Islanders right wing Mike Bossy scores his 499th and 500th career goals in the final 2:22 to lift the New York to a 7-5 victory over the Boston Bruins; 11th player in NHL history to score 500 goals
  • 1986-01-24 NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point
  • 1986-03-11 Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons
  • 1987-04-30 NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game
  • 1988-03-10 NY Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night
  • 1988-10-24 NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires
  • 1991-06-21 NY Islanders Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy are elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame
  • 1992-03-03 Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd # retired by NY Islanders

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