New York Islanders Top 50 Players All-Time
36. Travis Hamonic (113 points)
Travis Hamonic has been with the Islanders his entire NHL career. Drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft by the Isles. He plays with a physicality and pride.
Two qualities that clearly resound with fans. That and his penchant for dropping the gloves to defend his teammates.
37. Darius Kasparitus (113 points)
Kasparitus isn’t known for his goal scoring, with no more than a career high of four in 1992-93, his first year with the Isles. What he’s known for is the shall we say physical nature of his game.
Kaspiritus was essentially the Matt Martin of the 90’s. He’d hit anything on skates. Unlike Martin, it wasn’t always the cleanest of hits.
38. Michael Peca (105 points)
A two-time Selke winner with 142 points in three seasons with the Islanders. Peca came to the Isles in a trade from Tim Connolly and Taylor Pyatt and a day after that previously mentioned Alexei Yashin trade with the Ottawa Senators.
Peca came in to be that second line center behind Yashin. It was total revamp of the Islanders down the middle after missing the playoffs seven years in a row.
39. Greg Gilbert (102 points)
Isn’t it fantastic to get two cups in your first two seasons in the league? Gilbert did just that with the Islanders. With eight years on the Island, Gilbert put up 231 points.
In 1983-83, on the way to their fifth straight cup Gilbert put up a surprising 12 points as they lost to the Oilers.
40. Lorne Henning (87 points)
Henning played only eight years in the NHL. All of them were spent with the New York Islanders where he accumulated 184 points in 543 games played.
But no point was more famous than the one he got on Bobby Nystrom’s famous goal in the Isles first franchise Stanley Cup in 1980.