NY Islanders Hall of Famers to be inducted into another Hall of Fame

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It never gets old getting inducted into a Hall-of-Fame (so I assume).

Three former New York Islanders legends, Denis Potvin, Eddie Westfall, and Ken Morrow, will be inducted into the New York State Hockey Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 13th, at the Hilton Hotel in Troy, NY. For more information or to purchase tickets, click HERE. Other notable inductees include broadcaster Sam Rosen and Morrow's former Team USA teammate Mike Eruzione.

The honor comes one year after "The Hockey Maven" Stan Fischler and another Isles legend, John Tonelli were inducted in 2023. Potvin, Westfall, and Morrow are also in the Islanders Hall of Fame.

Potvin, one of the most decorated defenseman in NHL history was the 1st pick of the 1973 NHL Entry Draft and went on to win the Calder Trophy in his rookie season. The two-time Norris Trophy winner served as captain of the Islanders for eight seasons and was the first to hoist the Stanley Cup during the Islanders dynasty from 1980 to 1983. He retired after the 1987-88 season with 1,052 career points (310 goals, 742 assists) and was the first Islander to have his number retired when his No. 5 was sent to the rafters on Feb. 1, 1992.

Westfall already had an impressive career with the Boston Bruins when he was selected by the Islanders in the 1972 expansion draft. Named the team's first captain, '18' helped lead a young, upstart Islanders team to their first playoff appearance in 1975 when they upset the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins before losing in seven games to the Philadelphia Flyers. After retiring after the 1978-79 season, Westfall went on to a successful broadcasting career working alongside Jiggs McDonald. His number 18 isn't retired by the Islanders, but he was inducted into the Islanders Hall of Fame in 2011.

Morrow had the most successful start of an NHL career in league history. Fresh off winning a gold medal with the Miracle on Ice Team USA at the 1980 Winter Olympics, Morrow helped bolster an Isles blueline en route to their first Stanley Cup in 1980 later that spring. During the "Drive for Five" in 1984, Morrow scored the game-winning overtime goal to defeat the New York Rangers in a decisive Game 5. He's already a member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Islanders' Hall of Fame in 2011. He is currently serving as the team's director of pro scouting.