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Islanders pay tribute to 4-time Stanley Cup champion Clark Gillies

News 12
News 12
 2022-01-23

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The Islanders took the ice Saturday night with heavy hearts and No. 9 patches on their jerseys in tribute to Clark Gillies, a member of the dynasty team that brought four Stanley Cups to Long Island in the early 1980s.

News 12's Logan Crawford was there at the UBS Arena.

Gillies played with the Islanders from 1974 until 1986. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002.

"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 in a statement. "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.

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