commemorate their 50 goals in 50 games
The Islanders would conclude the season with their third Stanley Cup Championship which would see Bossy recognized with the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP following 17 goals and 27 points in 19 games.
At the time of his retirement, he held the record for most goals by a rookie and most assists and points by a right wing in a single season. He still ranks third all time in hat tricks with 39. He also reached 100 goals faster than any player in history, doing so in just 129 games. He was also the quickest at one point to 300 and 500 career goals scored.
John Tonelli during the Canada Cup in 1984
Bonus jersey: Today's bonus jersey is a 1981 NHL All-Star Game Mike Bossy jersey as worn during the third of seven All-Star Games of Bossy's career. This style had a long run before merchandising would dictate more frequent changes in All-Star jerseys. First introduced in 1973, this would be used until 1981, save for 1979 when the traditional All-Star Game was replaced by a team of NHL All-Stars taking on the Soviet Union. In all, this style was worn eight times.
Extra bonus jersey: Today's extra bonus jersey is a 1981 Team Canada Mike Bossy jersey. The minimalist style used by Canada for the Canada Cup tournaments is remarkable in it's stark simplicity, with it's single color crest and customization.