Mike Bossy Canadian Hall of Fame Inductee

New York Islander Fan Central | 10/25/2007 10:15:00 AM | |

Canadian Sports Hall of Fame: Has a press release on Mike Bossy being inducted tonight into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame along with seven other atheletes. The gala induction dinner will take place in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York hotel.

During his ten years in the league, Bossy scored at least 50 goals every year except the last which was cut short by a back injury which ended his career. In 1980-81, Bossy became the first player since Maurice Richard in 1944-45 to score 50 goals in the first 50 games of the season. He also led the New York Islanders to four straight Stanley Cup victories (1980-83). By the time he retired, he had scored 573 goals in just 752 regular-season games. Bossy was also an advocate of clean hockey and was one of the most gentlemanly players in the game.

From Reuters

Updated 10/26:
Vancouver Province: Staff Reports Toronto Star: Athal Kelly
Toronto Sun: Bill Lankhof Vancouver Sun: Has two articles from Dan Stinson and Dan McGowan here.
Brandon Sun: Used Canadian Press updates on the induction ceremonies and had the following from Boss:

* Mike Bossy who was honored along with seven other atheletes, didn't realize there was no physical structure housing Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

"I guess it is a national tragedy, probably," said Bossy. "The amount of money it would take to put something up would probably be significant, but in the large scheme of things insignificant.

"It's kind of sad that we haven't had a sponsor in Canada to step up and put forth that project."

Updated 10/26 pm:
NYI.com Gm Garth Snow praised Mike Bossy's Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame Induction.