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Clark Gillies New York Islanders White Canadien Game Used Stick- 1st Stanley Cup Season
Lot #620

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Clark Gillies New York Islanders White Canadien Game Used Stick- 1st Stanley Cup Season
Lot #620

This white Canadien Fibreglass hockey stick was game used by Hall of Famer Clark Gillies while playing for the New York Islanders during their 1st Stanley Cup winning season of 1979-80. The Islanders selected Gillies with the 4th overall pick in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft. “Jethro” joined the Islanders for the start of the 1974-75 season and, not coincidentally, helped lead the team to their first ever playoff appearance later that spring. It was a thrashing of Philadelphia’s goon Dave Schultz during the 1975 Semi Finals that served notice to the league that Clark was a force to be reckoned with. The Isles lost a hard-fought series in 7 games to the Flyers after trailing three games to none for the 2nd series in a row, thus finishing a game shy of the Stanley Cup Finals in only their 3rd season as a franchise.

Gillies became the NHL’s premier power forward during the late 1970’s thru the early 1980’s. In addition to his devastating fighting prowess, Clark was 6-times a 30-Goal scorer and he was part of one of the best lines in NHL history playing Left Wing alongside fellow Hall of Famers Bryan Trottier and Mike Bossy. Gillies was named 1st Team NHL All Star in 1978 and 1979 and he played in the NHL All Star game in 1978 as well as in the 1979 Challenge Cup, a 3-game series against the Soviet Union. Gillies also represented Team Canada in the 1981 Canada Cup. Clark served several years as the Islanders Team Captain in the late 1970’s after taking over from Ed Westfall and thus became the 2nd Captain in franchise history. Gillies played in 5 consecutive Stanley Cup Finals from 1980-84 and won 4 straight Stanley Cups as the New York Islanders gained Dynasty status. Gillies had his player number “9” raised to the rafters and retired by the Islanders and was also deservingly inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002.

This white Canadien stick has the player name “Gillies” stamped on the side. The player number “9” is written above the name in black marker. The stick is fully taped on the butt while some of the blade tape has been removed. It is date stamped “10 SEP 1979”, the Islanders 1st Stanley Cup winning season. The stick is uncracked and in beautiful condition.