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Remembering Clark Gillies

February 27, 2022

It was weeks back that Clark Gillies, an integral part of the New York Islanders’ teams, that won 4 consecutive Stanley Cup titles from (1980-1983) passed away. I did not know he was sick, heard about his death days later and feel the loss.

Gillies was a player, who could and did enforce, dig the puck out of “the corners,” and get it to such greats as Bryan Trottier and goal scoring machine Mike Bossy (I know he has health problems. Let’s hope/pray he and say so many in Ukraine get by) and also score himself.

As the Isles began their ascent, winning playoffs series, really only topped by great Montreal teams, Clark Gillies had so many game winning goals. He was a terrific player.

More important, he was a charitable individual, always cordial and open, when I met him. It is an honor I treasure, having met and briefly conducted an interview with him.

 

Clark Gillies, a great player and man, pictured to the right of Andy B. some years back.

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