Islanders All Time Lists

Islanders top 10 goal scorers in franchise history

UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 29: Former New York Islandes Mike Bossy waves to the crowd prior to the game duing Mike Bossy tribute Night at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 29, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 29: Former New York Islandes Mike Bossy waves to the crowd prior to the game duing Mike Bossy tribute Night at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 29, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /
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Canada’s coach Brent Sutter reacts on the final whistle of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships semifinal between Canada and Finland at Malmo Arena in Malmo, Sweden on January 4, 2014. Canada lost the match 1-5 and plays the bronze match on January 5. AFP PHOTO / TT NEWS AGENCY / LUDVIG THUNMAN +++ SWEDEN OUT (Photo credit should read LUDVIG THUNMAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Canada’s coach Brent Sutter reacts on the final whistle of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships semifinal between Canada and Finland at Malmo Arena in Malmo, Sweden on January 4, 2014. Canada lost the match 1-5 and plays the bronze match on January 5. AFP PHOTO / TT NEWS AGENCY / LUDVIG THUNMAN +++ SWEDEN OUT (Photo credit should read LUDVIG THUNMAN/AFP via Getty Images) /

7. Brent Sutter

Games: 694
Goals: 287
Goals/Game: 0.413

Brent was the second Sutter brother drafted by the New York Islanders, Duane was drafted a year earlier in 1979. Funnily, both were drafted 17th overall by the Islanders.

Over Brent’s twelve-year Islanders career he’d score 287 goals over 694 games. He may not have been the most prolific goal scorer but he was incredibly consistent. He never scored fewer than 21 goals in a season, even when he only played 43 games.

His best year was in 1984-85 when he scored 42 goals and 102 points. He’d never come close to returning that level of production again. His 33 goals and 68 points in 1989-90 would be his next best return.

8. Benoit Hogue

Games: 258
Goals: 105
Goals/Game: 0.407

He wasn’t around as long as Brent Sutter was, but Hogue was just as consistent.

Coming over with Pierre Turgeon, Benoit Hogue was an incredible goal threat for the Islanders. In his three-plus seasons with the Isles he scored 105 goals. He never scored fewer than 30 goals in a full season. He scored 30-33-36 in each of the three full seasons he was on the team (he added the extra six goals in his final 33 games with the Isles in 94-95).

After leaving the Islanders – in a trade to Toronto that returned Eric Fichaud – Hogue bounced around the league never hitting 20 goals in a season let alone 30.

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