Gillies #9 jersey was retired by the Islanders in 1996.
This jersey style was first used by the All-Stars in 1973 and had a long run by today's standards, as it was used through 1981, except for the 1979 season when the annual NHL All-Star Game was replaced by the 1979 Challenge Cup between the NHL and the Soviet Union.
Extra bonus jersey: Today's extra bonus jersey is a 1981 Canada Cup Clark Gillies jersey from his only international appearance for Canada.
This style was worn by Canada only for the Canada Cup tournaments beginning in 1976 and again in 1981, 1984, 1987 and 1991, five times in all.
Today's video section begins with a tribute to Gillies as he demonstrates his noted toughness and punches his way through the NHL. Not for the squeamish...
Finally, some post game interviews, including Gillies, following the Islanders clinching the Stanley Cup in 1981. Now can someone explain why Gillies was wearing a #24 jersey?