New York Islanders Top Ten All-Stars in History

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John Tonelli

John Tonelli represented the New York Islanders at two NHL All-Star Games. In 1982 alongside Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier, and in 1985 with Trottier, Bossy, and Brent Sutter.

Tonelli put up career numbers in both of those years. In ’82 the man from Milton, ON put up 93 points, and in ’85 followed that up with a cool 42 goal and 100 point season.

Tonelli came out of nowhere for the Islanders who drafted him 33rd overall in the1977 NHL draft. He would leave the Islanders at the end of the 85-86 season after being traded to the Flames for whatever the Islanders could get.

Calgary, absolutely won that trade as they made their way to a Stanley Cup final that same year. The Islanders just wanted to move on from Tonelli who was a holdout to start that season. Seemingly unhappy with the wages he was being given by the team.

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Aside from that dark period in the late nineties and early 2000’s the New York Islanders have been pretty well represented at the NHL All-Star Game. John Tavares is the perennial representative for the franchise now, long may he reign.