G- Glenn "Chico" Resch
Still, one of the greatest Islanders to even step into the crease, Glenn "Chico" Resch, was the first to dominate between the pipes since the club's inception in 1972.
Resch appeared in seven seasons with the Islanders from 1973-1981. Even though it was his third different season appearing in the blue and orange, Resch was named runner-up for the Calder Trophy in 1976, losing out to teammate Bryan Trottier. It would be his most successful season in his career, posting a record of 23-11-8, with a .928 SV% and 2.07 GAA.
During the 1979-80 season, Resch would lose control of his crease to the great Billy Smith. He would back up Smith during the club's first cup victory in 1980. The following season he would be traded to the Colorado Rockies.