The first Mike Bossy appearance on the competitive hockey scene was at the age of 16 with Lava National of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft, he was selected by the New York Islanders. In his rookie season, he scored 53 goals, establishing a rookie record. Bossy also won the Calder Trophy for rookie of the year and was named a Second Team All-Star.
Bossy and Wayne Gretzky are the only players to have scored 50 or more goals for nine seasons and 60 or more goals in as many as five seasons. For someone who has not played for quite a long time, Bossy’s scoring averages remain some of the best. Bossy averaged .762 goals per game in the regular season, more than any other player in NHL history.
In 1980 to 1981, he scored 50 goals in the first 50 games of the season. He also recorded nine hat tricks that season, establishing an NHL-record. In 1982, Bossy set scoring records for right-wingers with 83 assists and 147 points in 80 games.
Bossy earned the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in 1982, and scored 17 goals in three straight playoffs, making him the only player ever to accomplish such a feat. In reaching the Stanley Cup Finals five times, between 1980 and 1984, Bossy scored 69 goals. He is also known as the fastest player to reach 100 goals, and he earned five First Team All-Star selections, one of only four right wings ever to do so. In 1991 he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and in 2007, the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame. His #22 jersey was retired by the Islanders in1992.
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Following his retirement from the League in 1987, Bossy worked as a television broadcaster for the Quebec Nordiques. He was also a member of the CKOI’s morning crew in the mid-1990s. In 2005, Bossy played as himself on the fourth sequel to the French Canadian classic movie Les Boys. He was also a co-host to a French-language humor radio show called “Les Midis Fous,” which aired in the early 1990s. In 2006, the Islanders announced that Bossy had rejoined the organization to work with the front office in sponsor and fan development, meaning that a Mike Bossy speaker appearance is a popular draw for islander fans, and fans of hockey in general.
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Along with his superb hockey skills, Bossy was also recognized for his clean play. He believed that fighting should be banned from the game. Because of his advocacy, he won the Lady Byng Trophy for gentlemanly play three times, in 1983, 1984, and 1986, making a Mike Bossy appearance a respected event for a respected and non-violent player.
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Ever since he was a kid, Bossy had his sights set on the NHL. However, he was considered a timid, one-dimensional scoring forward by NHL scouts, causing him to be passed over by most teams. When he was finally drafted, Bossy proved himself worthy both by setting records and winning awards as a rookie. In 1998, he was ranked number 20 on The Hockey News’ list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players. Now those NHL scouts must regret their mistakes. But you don’t have to regret yours. With a Mike Bossy endorsement you’ll have the man so many people misjudged, and the man who, through his skill and determination, proved so many people wrong.
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