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New York Islanders Top 10 Centers In Franchise History

AMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders looks on during the Enterprise NHL Fastest Skater during the 2018 GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Amalie Arena on January 27, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
AMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders looks on during the Enterprise NHL Fastest Skater during the 2018 GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Amalie Arena on January 27, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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UNIONDALE, NY – JANUARY 16: The New York Islanders honored former player Bryan Trottier prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 16, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY – JANUARY 16: The New York Islanders honored former player Bryan Trottier prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 16, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bryan Trottier

There’s no question that the man that was literally at the center of the greatest period in New York Islanders history would be sitting at the top of this list.

With his 1353 points in 1123 games, there’s no doubt of Trottier’s credentials. The man is a legend for this franchise and for the league in general. He never wore the C for the Islanders but he was a big part of the Islanders leadership.

His list of accomplishments, with the Islanders, should tell you all you need to know about the importance of Bryan Trottier.

Four Stanley Cups, a Calder Trophy, a King Clancy, one Hart Trophy, one Art Ross, and a Conn Smythe trophy. All topped by an entry into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Just listen to what his teammates Clark Gillies and Denis Potvin had to say about their centerman in his tribute video as one of the NHL’s top 100 players.

Bryan Trottier was not only the best centerman to play for the New York Islanders, but he was arguably the best centerman to ever play the game. At least according to his teammates.

But to be fair. How can you argue with that resume? You can’t. Trottier is the goat.

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