A professional ice hockey player, Clark Gillies is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. He was born on April 7, 1954 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is well known as the premier forward of his time.
He got his tough-guy reputation in the Canadian Junior league when he earned 570 penalty minutes all in 201 games with the Regina Pats. Gillies helped the Pats to win the Memorial in 1974. He was also chosen by the World Hockey Association’s Edmonton Oilers in WHA draft but then he decided to join the Islanders. In his 1974-1975 rookie season, he made established himself as one of the toughest players during the National Hockey League and made the Clark Gillies autographed Islanders puck a treasured item to hockey fans. He had scored over 31 goals in four straight seasons. His team was named to the National Hockey League’s All-Star team twice.
It was in 1977-1978 when Gillies was hailed as the team captain of his team. But in 1979-1980 he allowed Gillies to take over as the captain. Gillies was a very solid skater who possesses a great shot, passes the puck well, back-checks carefully, and develops unique savvy through the championship years with the Islanders. He also led the Stanley Cup runners-up in scoring for that playoff year that led to the recognition of Clark Gillies autographed Islanders puck. It was in 2002 when Gillies retired and then he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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