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Michael Dean Bossy (born January 22, 1957) is a former Canadian ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders for his entire career and was part of their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. He was the only player in NHL history to score consecutive Stanley Cup winning goals, in 1982 and 1983, and the only player to record four game-winning goals in one series (1983 Conference Final).
In the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft, Mike Bossy was passed over by twelve teams, with the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs ignoring him twice. However, the New York Islanders made him their first choice, 15th overall. Mike Bossy boldly predicted that he would score 50 goals in his rookie season. He made good on his promise, scoring a then-record 53 goals as a rookie in the 1977–78 season, won the Calder Trophy for rookie of the year, and was named a Second Team All-Star.
Mike Bossy was known for being able to score goals in remarkable fashion. Bossy was also noted for his clean play, never resorting to fighting, and winning the Lady Byng Trophy for gentlemanly play three times: 1983, 1984, and 1986. The Islanders retired Bossy's number 22 on March 3, 1992, the second Islander afforded that honor after longtime teammate Denis Potvin
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