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Clark Gillies

The hockey world lost a legend on Friday.

Clark Gillies, who helped the New York Islanders win four Stanley Cup championships from 1980-83, passed away at the age of 67, the team has confirmed.

GIllies played most of his career with the franchise, getting selected fourth overall in 1974. He played from that year until 1986, when he capped off his career with the Buffalo Sabres. His 304 goals are fourth all-time in Islanders Franchise history, as are his 663 points, among other offensive accolades.

Gillies also represented Canada at the 1981 Canada Cup, scoring seven points in seven games to help his country come second. 

"The entire Islanders community is devastated by the loss of Clark Gillies," Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello said. "He epitomized what it means to be a New York Islander. The pride he felt wearing the Islanders sweater on the ice was evident by his willingness to do anything to win. Off the ice, he was just as big of a presence, always taking the time to give back to the local community. The New York Islanders have four Stanley Cups because of the sacrifices he and the members of those dynasty teams made for the franchise. On behalf of the entire organization, we send our deepest condolences to the entire Gillies family." 

Gillies was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002. He will be missed.


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