Mike Bossy, legend of NY Islanders dynasty, dies of cancer

TThursday night , Mike Buseyhockey legend and New York Islanders A legend at leading them to four consecutive championships in the ’80s, he died at the age of 65 after being a victim of it Lung Cancer.

Just last October, Bossy revealed his diagnosis in an open letter, forcing him to quit his job as an NHL analyst for French-speaking TVA Sports to focus on his health.

“The battle I am about to wage will not be easy, I know I will give 100 per cent, no less, with the aim of meeting you again soon, after an eventful field hockey game. You will never be far in my thoughts on the contrary, you will occupy a privileged place and you will be one of the My motivation for improvement,” Bossi wrote at the time in French in an open letter.

Posey died in his hometown of Montreal

The first to report the news of Bose’s death was Renault Lavoie, a former teammate of TVA Sports. The Islanders and TVA later reported the news, and a spokesperson said the NHL legend was in his native Montreal at the time of his death.

“The New York Islanders are saddened by the loss of Mike Bossy, an icon not only on Long Island but the entire field of field hockey,” Islanders President and General Manager Lou Lamoreello He said in a statement.

“His drive to be the best every time he steps on the ice has been second to none. Together with his teammates, he helped win Four consecutive Stanley Cup championshipsto shape the history of this franchise forever.”

Posey’s successful career in the NHL and Hall of Fame

During his 10-year NHL career, Bossy only played for the Islanders, a stint that ended due to a back injury, but before that he was a benchmark for the franchise, scoring 573 goals And set records like 50 goals in 50 matches During the 1980-81 season or over 50 in nine consecutive seasons.

In addition to four Stanley Cup championships from 1980 to 1983, Posey won Eight All-Star Gamesthree Lady Bing Awards, the 1981-82 Coon Smith Cup and the 1977-78 Calder Cup, for which he was Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991.