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Old 01-17-2018, 04:53 PM   #67
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His career went much like real-life. Great start only to have injuries end it early. In 1977-78 Bossy scored 52 goals and 111 points as rookie to win the Calder Trophy and make the Second All-Star team. He followed that up with seasons of 47,65,67 and 59 goals before an injury limited his 1982-83 season to 31 games - although he still managed to score 28 goals that year. He rebounded with 69 goals the following season but that was the last great season of his career.

In 1985-86 the Islanders suffered through a terrible 37 point season and dealt Bossy to Toronto midway through the year. He would finish with 35 goals in 80 games that season but his stay in Toronto was short-lived as the Leafs moved him to Boston the following season and he even spent some time in the minors. At 29 years old he scored 21 goals in 56 games between the Leafs and Bruins but he would end up in the AHL the following year and finished out his career with 3 seasons for the Maine Mariners.

Bossy won a Cup with the 1981-82 Islanders, scoring 10 goals and 26 points in 20 games that playoff season. He was a 3-time second team all-star and won the Maurice Richard Trophy as top goal scorer in 1979-80. His final totals were 697 games played with 474 goals and 970 points. In real life he played 752 games with 573 goals and 1126 points.
THE greatest flat out SCORER I've ever seen. If he hadn't suffered that back injury who knows how many he'd have scored for his career. Also just a hell of a nice guy.

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