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Canada Mike Bossy

a.k.a. "Michel Bossy"
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4. Emil Andrae 4 3 4 7
5. Connor Bedard 4 3 4 7
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW
Age
Height
6'0" / 183 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
185 lbs / 84 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
-
Contract
-
Highlights
1-time Canada Cup Champion 1
5-time NHL First All-Star Team 5
3-time NHL Gentleman Conduct (Lady Byng Trophy) 3
2-time NHL Most Goals (Maurice Richard Trophy) 2
1-time NHL Rookie of the Year (Calder Trophy) 1
3-time NHL Second All-Star Team 3
4-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 4
1-time NHL Stanley Cup MVP (Conn Smythe Trophy) 1
2-time QMJHL First All-Star Team 2
1-time QMJHL Second All-Star Team 1

Bossy, 65, died on April 15, 2022, of lung cancer.
Brother-in-law: Pierre Creamer

Mike Bossy is one of the most prolific scorers in NHL history, ranking 3rd all-time with 1.497 points per game (minimum 100 GP). The Islanders Hall of Famer scored 573 goals and 553 assists over his 10-year career, winning the Calder Trophy, Maurice Richard (x2), Lady Byng (x3), and 4 straight Stanley Cups from 1980-83. The 7x All-star recorded 9 straight 50-goal seasons, reaching the 60-goal mark in 5 of those years.

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1972-73 Montréal Canadiens AAA QAAA - - - - - - |
Laval National QMJHL 4 1 2 3 0 - | Playoffs 3 0 3 3 0 -
1973-74 Laval National QMJHL 68 70 48 118 45 - | Playoffs 11 6 16 22 2 -
1974-75 Laval National QMJHL 67 84 65 149 42 - | Playoffs 16 18 20 38 2 -
1975-76 Laval National QMJHL 64 79 57 136 28 - |
1976-77 Laval National “C” QMJHL 61 75 51 126 12 - | Playoffs 7 5 5 10 12 -
1977-78 New York Islanders NHL 73 53 38 91 6 31 | Playoffs 7 2 2 4 2 -
1978-79 New York Islanders NHL 80 69 57 126 25 63 | Playoffs 10 6 2 8 2 -
1979-80 New York Islanders NHL 75 51 41 92 12 28 | Playoffs 16 10 13 23 8 -
1980-81 New York Islanders NHL 79 68 51 119 32 37 | Playoffs 18 17 18 35 4 -
1981-82 New York Islanders NHL 80 64 83 147 22 69 | Playoffs 19 17 10 27 0 -
Canada CC 7 8 3 11 2 - |
1982-83 New York Islanders NHL 79 60 58 118 20 27 | Playoffs 19 17 9 26 10 -
1983-84 New York Islanders NHL 67 51 67 118 20 66 | Playoffs 21 8 10 18 4 -
1984-85 New York Islanders NHL 76 58 59 117 38 37 | Playoffs 10 5 6 11 4 -
Canada CC 8 5 4 9 2 3 |
1985-86 New York Islanders NHL 80 61 62 123 14 30 | Playoffs 3 1 2 3 4 -
1986-87 New York Islanders NHL 63 38 37 75 33 -7 | Playoffs 6 2 3 5 0 -
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1968-69 Montréal CJMS QC Int PW - - - - - - |
1976-77 QMJHL All-Stars CHL Challenge 6 6 3 9 2 - |
1978-79 NHL All-Stars Challenge Cup '79 3 2 2 4 0 - |
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
CC 2 15 13 7 20 1.33 4 3 | 0
Challenge Cup '79 1 3 2 2 4 1.33 0 - | 0
CHL Challenge 1 6 6 3 9 1.50 2 - | 0
NHL 10 752 573 553 1 126 1.50 222 381 | 10 129 85 75 160 1.24 38 -
QAAA 1 - - - - - - - | 0
QC Int PW 1 - - - - - - - | 0
QMJHL 5 264 309 223 532 2.02 127 - | 4 37 29 44 73 1.97 16 -
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Bryan Trottier (F) 1977-1987 10 Canada, NHL All-Stars, New York Islanders
Billy Smith (G) 1977-1987 10 Canada, New York Islanders
Denis Potvin (D) 1977-1987 10 Canada, NHL All-Stars, New York Islanders
Stefan Persson (D) 1977-1986 9 New York Islanders

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Media and Articles
Date Article Website
06/07/2017 Letter to my younger self The Players' Tribune
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1977, 5 #44 overall by Indianapolis Racers in the WHA Amateur Draft

Number 22 retired by New York Islanders

Cult/Star player for New York Islanders

Trivia
- Michael Dean Bossy is better known as Mike Bossy, but he was referred to as Michel Bossy during his junior hockey days

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