Monday, August 25, 2014

Islanders To Honor 3 Former Players

According to Islanders Insight, the Islanders will be honoring three former players in the first half of this season.

On November 22nd, the Islanders will be honoring goalie Billy Smith.  Smith was a stalwart for the Islanders between the pipes during their dynasty in the early 80's.  Notorious for his hard nosed style Smith earned the nickname Battlin Billy.

On December 6th, the Islanders will be honoring forward Bob Nystrom who is most known for scoring the goal that won the Islanders their first cup in 1980 at 7:11 of overtime.  Over the decades since Nystrom as gotten the nickname Mr Islander for remaining on Long Island after his playing days.

Finally, on December 13th the Islanders will honoring forward Clark Gillies.  While Gillies was famous for his fights specifically with Boston Bruins agitator Terry O'Reilly, he was no slouch in the offensive zone garnering 697 points in 958 games.  Also, from 1977-1979 Gillies served as team captain.

If fans purchase tickets for any of these games through a special ticket pack here, they will receive special mini lockers of the honored player.  Season ticket holders will also receive a locker later in the season.

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