The Boss gets 30th hat trick

On October 20, 1984, New York Islander’s right winger, Mike Bossy scored four goals to grab his 30th career hat trick.

Bossy’s goals gave the Islanders a commanding 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

Bossy is third in in most career hat tricks, finishing with 39. He trails Mario Lemieux, who had 40, and Wayne Gretzk, who retired with 50. His skill and luck of being accompanied by talented players allowed him to make post season appearances in all 10 of his seasons with the Islanders and the NHL, four ended with him hosting Lord Stanley’s cup.

Achievements made by Bossy include scoring 573 goals and totaling 1126 points in 752 games. He became the second NHL player to score 50 goals in 50 games.

Bossy was awarded with the Calder Memorial Trophy for being voted Rookie of the Year. In ’82, he was named playoff MVP and had his name etched into a leaf on the Conn Smythe Trophy. The NHL also awarded him with the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for gentleman like conduct in 1983, ’84 and ’86. The Hockey Hall of Fame welcomed the Quebec native with the class of 1991.


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