Death of Mike Bossy, one of the best scorers in the history of the NHL

One of the best scorers in NHL history, contributor, with 85 goals in 129 play-off games, to the Islanders’ quadruple in 1980,1981, 1982, 1983, Canadian Mike Bossy, died of complications from lung cancer on Friday. He had announced to be reached, last October.

« The National Hockey League mourns the passing of Mike Bossy, whose scoring prowess over a remarkable 10-year career ranks, by almost every measure, among the greatest in NHL history, » paid tribute to the boss of the instance Gary Bettman.

573 goals in 752 matches

Mike Bossy has scored 573 goals in 752 matches. His average of 0.76 goals per game remains the highest in League history, among players who have played at least 150 times.

He is the only one to have recorded nine consecutive regular seasons with at least 50 goals and the only one, with the legendary Wayne Gretzky, to have managed five seasons with at least 60 goals.

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