The Top 5 NY Islanders Born In the USA

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Happy Independence Day! While hockey has always been considered Canada's game, plenty of players have left their mark on the NHL and the NY Islanders who were Born in The USA.

The Isles' roster as it currently stands, assembled by Johnston, Rhode Island native Lou Lamoriello, consists of five American-born players: Captain Anders Lee (Edina, MN), Brock Nelson (Warroad, MN), Kyle Palmieri (Smithtown, NY), Scott Mayfield (St. Louis, MO), and Hudson Fasching (Milwaukee, WI).

At the Islanders' peak in the 1980s, the organization rattled off four straight Stanley Cups from 1980-1983, the most consecutive championship titles for a US-based team in NHL history - each setting off a Party In The USA down Hempstead Turnpike.

Though the franchise has yet to return to the glory days of the 80s, the Islanders have churned out some high-level American talent over 50 years. So before you jump in the pool, fire up the grill, and enjoy a piece of American Pie, check out the top five American players in Islanders' history.