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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 – OCTOBER 29: Pierre Turgeon returns to the ice as the New York Islanders celebrate their 1992-1993 team prior to the game against the San Jose Sharks Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 29, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Pierre Turgeon

It was only a short four-year stint but Pierre Turgeon’s impact was a big one. The Islanders acquired Pierre Turgeon in a blockbuster trade with the Buffalo Sabres.

They gave up Randy Hillier, Pat LaFontaine, Randy Wood and a 1992 fourth round pick for Benoit Hogue, Uwe Krupp, Dave McLlwain and of course Pierre Turgeon.

In his time with the Islanders Turgeon had a whopping 340 points (147 goals, 193 assists) in just 255 games. His best year came in 1992-1993 when he put up 132 points. That’s insanity!

That year the Islanders made a surprise run to the Eastern Conference final, knocking off the two-time defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins along the way.

In his career, Turgeon would go on to play 1,294 NHL games, oh so close to 1,300, for six different teams. In those games, he finished with 1,327 points (515 goals, 812 assists).

His 1,327 points is good enough for 32nd all-time. Turgeon is not remembered for his time spent with the Islanders, but his talent certainly has to put him on this list.

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