This blue air-knit New York Islanders authentic jersey by Koho was personally signed by Hall of Fame sniper Mike Bossy. Bossy became only the 2nd player in the history of the league to score 50 goals in 50 games, tying a record established by Maurice “Rocket” Richard. Bossy is one of the most gifted goal scorers to ever lace on the skates, ranking 1st in NHL history in goals scored per game. Bossy holds the NHL record for consecutive 50-goal seasons with 9. Amazingly, this was accomplished in his first 9 NHL seasons. This makes Mike the only player to ever score 50 or more goals in every single full season in which he played. The only other player to ever score 50 goals in as many seasons was Wayne Gretzky, also with 9. Mike also scored 60+ goals in a season 5 times, again with only Wayne Gretzky equaling this mark. Bossy’s 160 career playoff points rank him in the top 20 all-time. A debilitating back injury prior to his 10th season ended this remarkable goal scoring streak and ultimately his career.
Similar to baseball’s Sandy Koufax, injury forced Bossy into retirement in his prime. 573 career goals, a Calder trophy as the leagues top rookie, a Conn Smythe trophy as playoff MVP, (3) Lady Byng trophies for the combination of sportsmanship and high ability, (4) Stanley Cup trophies and (8) selections as 1st or 2nd team NHL All Star are some of Bossy’s many Hall of Fame achievements.
This Islanders authentic jersey, size adult XXL, has the player name “Bossy” on the back. The player number “22” is on both sleeves and the back. This jersey has been personally signed by Mike on the first back player number 2.