Today in Sports History: March 5

In 1985, Canadian hockey player, Mike Bossy was the first to score 50 goals in eight straight seasons with the New York Islanders. 

Throughout his 10-year career with the Islanders, Bossy played 752 games, scored 573 goals, had 553 assists, and 1,126 career points. Bossy was a huge help in four consecutive Stanley Cup Championships wins in 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, and 1982-83. He was the only player within NHL history to score back-to-back Stanley Cup winning goals in the 1982 season and 1983 season. 

He was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1977-78, the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy three times in 1982-83, 1983-84, 1985-86, and the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1981-82. He was named an All-Star in 1981-84, and 1986. Lastly, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991 for his incredible career accomplishments with the New York Islanders. 

 

 

 

 

 

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