New York Islanders Top Ten All-Stars in History

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Clark Gillies

The almost Edmonton Oiler, who drafted him in the WHA the same year the Islanders did, was the “he does it all” type of player for the Islanders. He could score

He could score goals, which he scored 319 over his 14 year NHL career. He could set up plays and get assists, for which he notched 378 between the Islanders and the Sabres. But what Gillies is best known for is his toughness.

In a 958 NHL game career, Gillies accumulated 1023 penalty minutes. Become the Islanders physical presence on the ice and making room for players like Mike Bossy or Bryan Trottier to do what they do best.

Gillies appeared in just a single All-Star game. It was the 1978 NHL All-Star game in Buffalo, where Gillies and a whopping four other New York Islanders teammates (Potvin, Smith, Bossy, and Trottier).

That year was one of Gillies’ more productive one, putting up 85 points to help the Islanders win the Patrick Division, but lose to the in the quarter round against the Toronto Maple Leafs in seven games.