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Clark Gillies, Hockey Hall of Famer and four-time Stanley Cup winner, dies at 67

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Clark Gillies, a Hockey Hall of Fame power forward and four-time Stanley Cup winner with the New York Islanders, died Friday, according to the National Hockey League. He was 67. No cause of death was given.
„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 Saskatchewan native was selected fourth overall by the Islanders in the 1974 NHL draft. With the Islanders, he scored 304 goals and had 359 assists in 872 games over 12 seasons. In 159 playoff games with the Islanders, Gillies collected 47 goals and 46 assists. One of 17 Islanders that won four consecutive Stanley Cups from 1980 to 1983, Gillies was a member of the group that won a league record 19 straight playoff series — a record that still stands.

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