News – NHL – Legend Mike Bossy dies at 65


Sad news in the world of hockey

Former NHL player and now sports consultant, Mike Bossy died at the age of 65 from lung cancer. The Montreal native was drafted in 1977 by the New York Islanders and lifted the Calder Trophy in his rookie season after scoring 53 goals. During the following nine years, he will always cross, with the exception of his last year, the bar of 50 goals in the regular season. He even totaled 147 points in 1981-82. In 1986-87, he will be forced, following back pain, to retire.

In his career, he lifted the Stanley Cup four times, twice the Maurice Richard, once the Conn Smythe and three times the Lady Byng. In 1991, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame before having his number 22 retired. He will keep a foot in hockey after his career working for the Canadian hockey media.

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