New York Islanders Top Ten All-Stars in History

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Pierre Turgeon

The wonder from Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec spent just four seasons with the Islanders and went to the All-Star game as an Islander for two of those seasons.

It wasn’t the perfect script to start a career in a new market. After a dip in productivity, he came to the Isles by way of trade. Having the Islanders give up All-Star forward and still-to-this-day-fan-favorite Pat LaFontaine to the Buffalo Sabres (amongst other players going to and from the two teams).

His impact was immediate for the Islanders. Turgeon represented the Islanders in the ’93 and ’94 All-Star Games. In those two seasons, Turgeon put up 226 points and helped the Islanders advance to the conference finals in ’93. Losing to the Montreal Canadiens.

Since losing to the Edmonton Oilers in the Cup Finals back in 1985, Pierre Turgeon’s Islanders would be the ones to come the closest to getting that fabled fifth Stanley Cup.

Turgeon was the last true All-Star before the Tavares years. Both bookend a dark period of Scott Lachance, Mariusz Czerkawski, and Adrian Aucoin’s sent to the yearly festivity to represent the Blue and Orange.

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