The Dix Hills Ice Rink was officially renamed Clark Gillies Arena Saturday in honor of the late legendary Islanders’ hockey star. The retired player and philanthropist, who lived in Greenlawn, died in January. He had served as captain of the Islanders from 1977 to 1979, and won the Stanley Cup four years in a row with them, from 1980 to 1983.
Clark Gillies will forever be remembered on Long Island. While the longtime Greenlawn resident helped lead the Islanders to four Stanley Cup victories, it was his friendly persona and philanthropy that won the hearts of his neighbors. To honor the Islanders legend, who passed away this year at the age...
County building to light up orange and blue to honor late Islanders legend. Clark Gillies lit up Long Island during his 40+ years as a resident, so it seems like a fitting tribute to light up the Nassau County Executive Building in the late legend's honor. On Friday night -...
Nassau County will celebrate Clark Gillies Day on Friday in remembrance of the Islanders legend and pillar of the Long Island community. Gillies, who died in January, was a key part of the Islanders’ dynasty in the early 1980s. He scored more than 30 goals six times and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.
Nassau County’s Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building will be lit up in Islanders blue and orange Friday night in honor of Clark Gillies, and our Peter Schwartz was on hand at the ceremony announcing it Friday morning.
It’s a fitting tribute to a close friend, Butch Goring said as he stood on the steps of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola on Friday morning. Only a few hours later, once darkness fell, the dome of the building would be lit in blue and orange in honor of Islanders great Clark Gillies.
BOSTON — Among fonder memories for Kraken alternate captain Jordan Eberle during his four years with the New York Islanders was a chance to learn about franchise building from one of the best. Clark Gillies was more than just a 6-foot-4, 210-pound power forward from 1974-88 who played all...
In accordance with the family’s wishes, there will be a private memorial and interment for Clark Gillies, the Islanders’ Hall of Famer who passed away at the age of 67 from cancer on Friday, Emily Tyree, the executive director for The Clark Gillies Foundation, said in a statement to Newsday on Tuesday.
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Clark Gillies, a former member of the New York Islanders, died Jan. 21 at the age of 67. The Greenlawn resident played left wing for the Islanders when they won four consecutive Stanley Cup championships from 1980-83. Members of Huntington’s Town Board, Supervisor Ed Smyth and councilmembers Eugene Cook, Joan...
Clark Gillies was an Islander in every sense of the word. Professionally, he was a New York Islander. And one of the best hockey players to ever put on the jersey, which hangs in the rafters at UBS Arena. A Hockey Hall of Fame member. Geographically, he was a Long...
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Hall of Famer Clark Gillies, a stalwart on the New York Islanders’ dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cup championships in the early 1980s, has died. He was 67. The Islanders announced Gillies’ death, Friday night, with team president and general manager Lou Lamoriello saying “the entire Islanders community is devastated by the loss.” The team did not say where Gillies died or provide a cause of death.
What a privilege to be able to say that over the past 60 years Clark Gillies was a teammate, opponent and dear friend. I can only echo what the media, fans, friends, teammates and opponents have been saying and sharing on sportscasts, Facebook, Twitter and online since the news of Clark’s passing was announced on Friday .
Flowers were placed in front of Clark Gillies’ plaque on the Islanders’ Wall of Fame and there was a touching tribute to the late Hall of Famer before Saturday night’s 3-1 loss to the Maple Leafs at UBS Arena. It started with a photo montage accompanied by...
Islanders fans and players paid tribute to Clark Gillies before the Isles' game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, the first game since the announcement of Gillies' death. The Islanders watch a video tribute to Clark Gillies before a game against the Maple Leafs at UBS...
Gillies played with the Islanders from 1974 until 1986. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002.
Bryan Trottier: 'Big brother' Clark Gillies was a strong singer, joke-teller and had 'a caring heart'
Bryan Trottier and the man he considered a "big brother," the late Clark Gillies, not only were linemates, best friends, four-time Stanley Cup winners with the Islanders and fellow Hall of Famers, but they could be a fairly decent musical duo, too. Trottier learned how to play guitar as a...
"The National Hockey League mourns the passing of Clark Gillies, a tower of strength on the ice for the dynastic New York Islanders of the early 1980s and a pillar of the Long Island community ever since," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "Gillies helped define the term 'power forward' during a 14-season, Hall of Fame career with the Islanders and Buffalo Sabres that was highlighted by winning four straight Stanley Cups with the Islanders.
The Islanders are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of legendary power-forward and Hockey Hall of Fame member Clark Gillies. The New York Islanders are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of legendary power-forward and Hockey Hall of Fame member Clark Gillies. "The entire Islanders community is devastated...