death of Mike Bossy, one of the best scorers in the NHL

Canadian Mike Bossy, one of the best scorers in NHL history, winner of four consecutive Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders, died Friday at the age of 65, indicated the North American Hockey League on ice. Bossy announced in October that he had lung cancer.

« 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 him the boss of the instance Gary Bettman, in a press release.

Bossy has indeed scored 573 goals in 752 games. 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 player to have recorded nine consecutive regular seasons with at least 50 goals and he is the only one with the legendary Wayne Gretzky to have managed five seasons with at least 60 goals.

He was equally formidable in the play-offs, with 85 goals scored in 129 games played, contributing to the Islanders’ quadruple in 1980/1981/1982/1983.

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