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1982-83 Mike Bossy New York Islanders Stanley Cup Finals Daoust Game Used Skates 1st Team NHL All Star 60 Goal Season Lady Byng Trophy Stanley Cup Season Photo Match The Terrence Murphy Collection Joe Murphy Letter Photo Match
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1982-83 Mike Bossy New York Islanders Stanley Cup Finals Daoust Game Used Skates 1st Team NHL All Star 60 Goal Season Lady Byng Trophy Stanley Cup Season Photo Match The Terrence Murphy Collection Joe Murphy Letter Photo Match
Lot #521

These fresh to the hobby game worn skates come directly from the personal collection of longtime New York Islanders employee Terrence Murphy. Terry worked for the New York Islanders from 1983 through 1992, beginning as their stick boy until being promoted to Assistant Equipment Manager in 1988. A letter of provenance signed by Mr. Murphy’s son will accompany your purchase. These exciting items are being offered to the hobby for the first time via the Fall 2020 Auction, exclusively at GAMEWORNAUCTIONS.NET.

These Daoust 301 hockey skates were game worn by Mike Bossy during the 1982-83 Stanley Cup winning season, including the Stanley Cup Finals. The New York Islanders selected Bossy in the 1st round of the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft. Bossy burst onto the scene in 1977-78 and as a rookie scored a record setting 53 goals and won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year. Bossy spent his entire 10-year injury shortened career with the Islanders where he helped his team to Dynasty status by capturing four consecutive Stanley Cups in the early 1980’s.

Bossy’s individual accomplishments are plentiful and simply too lengthy to list in full. Some of the highlights include an NHL record nine consecutive 50-Goal seasons, having done so in all but his final season where he was limited to 63 games after which he retired in his prime due to chronic back problems. In 1981, Mike became the 2nd player in NHL history to reach 50-Goals in 50-Games, doing so in dramatic fashion and tying a mark set by Maurice Rocket Richard four decades earlier. Mike has the highest goals per game average of the modern era at .762, and he led the NHL in goals twice. He is tied with Wayne Gretzky as the only players to have scored 60-Goals in five different seasons. Mike is tied with Hall of Famer Joe Malone as the only players to ever score hat tricks in three consecutive games. Bossy won the 1982 Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP and is a three-time recipient of the Lady Byng Trophy. In a career limited to 752 games, Bossy scored 573 goals and 1126 points. His playoff acumen is no less impressive having scored 85 goals and 160 points in 129 games played. Mike was 8-times a 1st or 2nd Team NHL All Star at Right Wing and played in 7 NHL All Star games. On the international scene Bossy represented Team NHL in the 1979 Challenge Cup Series against the Soviet Union, and played in the 1981 and 1984 Canada Cups. Bossy was enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame upon eligibility in 1991 and had his player number 22 retired by the Islanders in 1992.

Penned on the bottom of these skates are Bossy’s player number 22. The game wear on these Daoust skates is tremendous, exhibiting loads of game use by this legendary Hall of Famer. Shown above are a couple of beautiful photo matches of Bossy wearing these exact skates during the 1982-83 Stanley Cup Finals. Bossy was simply his spectacular self while wearing these skates throughout the 1982-83 Stanley Cup winning season. After scoring 60 regular season goals, Mike lit the lamp 17 more times in 19 playoff games as the Islanders swept the Gretzky-led Oilers in the Finals to win their fourth straight Stanley Cup and claim dynasty status in the process. We are pleased to say that these are the first pair of Mike Bossy game worn skates that we’ve ever handled and to our knowledge, these are the first pair of Mike Bossy game worn skates to ever appear at Major Auction. These well-worn fresh to the hobby photo matched skates were worn by Bossy as he hoisted the Islanders fourth straight Stanley Cup and come directly from the personal collection of Terrence Murphy, choice!