List of New York Islanders award winners

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New York Islanders awards
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The New York Islanders have won the Stanley Cup (above) four times.
Award Wins
Stanley Cup
4
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl
3
Prince of Wales Trophy
3
Art Ross Trophy
1
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
2
Calder Memorial Trophy
4
Conn Smythe Trophy
4
Frank J. Selke Trophy
1
Hart Memorial Trophy
1
Jack Adams Award
1
James Norris Memorial Trophy
3
King Clancy Memorial Trophy
2
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
4
Lester Patrick Trophy
4
Vezina Trophy
1
William M. Jennings Trophy
2
Total
Awards won 39

The New York Islanders are an American professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, Long Island, New York. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Islanders arrived in Uniondale in 1972, and play their home games at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The franchise, and its members, have won numerous team and individual awards and honors. The team won the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl trophy for having the best regular-season record in the Campbell Conference in 1978, 1979 and 1981.[1] Following league realignment in 1981, they then captured the Prince of Wales Trophy as the Wales Conference playoff champion consecutively from 1982 to 1984.[2] The Islanders won the Stanley Cup four consecutive years from 1980 to 1983.[3] Denis Potvin, Bryan Trottier, and Mike Bossy have won at least four awards, with all three winning the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year in their first NHL seasons.[4] They also won other various awards, such as the Art Ross, James Norris Memorial, and Lady Byng Memorial trophies.[5][6][7] All three players earned selections to the First and Second All-Star Teams numerous times. Mike Bossy played in seven National Hockey League All-Star Games, the most in Islanders history.[8]

Six players have had their numbers retired by the Islanders.[9] Of them, five players have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame: Potvin, Trottier, Bossy, Billy Smith, and Clark Gillies. Other management personnel who have been inducted include Al Arbour, who coached the Islanders from 1972 to 1986 and 1988 to 1994, and Bill Torrey, who held the general manager position from 1972 to 1992.[10]

League awards[edit]

Team trophies[edit]

The New York Islanders have won the Prince of Wales Trophy and Clarence S. Campbell Bowl three times each and the Stanley Cup four consecutive times, from 1980 to 1983.

Award Description Times
won
Seasons
Stanley Cup[3] NHL championship 4 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83
Prince of Wales Trophy[2] Eastern Conference playoff championship 3 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl[1] Western Conference playoff championship 3 1977–78, 1978–79, 1980–81

Individual awards[edit]

Bryan Trottier, Denis Potvin, and Mike Bossy have won four or five individual awards each. In 1978–79, Trottier led the NHL with 47 goals and 134 points, earning him the Art Ross Trophy and a spot on the NHL First All-Star Team.[5][8] Trottier also received the Hart Memorial Trophy for being the most valuable player during the 1978–79 regular season.[11] In the 1975–76, 1977–78, and 1978–79 regular seasons, Potvin was awarded the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the best defense player in the league.[6] Bossy is a three-time winner of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, an award given for gentlemanly conduct during the regular season.[7] All three have won the Calder Memorial Trophy once, and have been on the NHL First All-Star Team at least twice.[4] Trottier and Bossy have both won the Conn Smythe Trophy once, which is awarded to the most valuable player of the playoffs.[12]

Bryan Trottier won numerous awards as an Islander.
Michael Peca won the Frank J. Selke Trophy as NHL's top defensive forward in 2001–02.
Award Description Winner Season
Art Ross Trophy[5][13] Regular season scoring champion Bryan Trottier 1978–79
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy[14][15] Perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey Ed Westfall 1976–77
Mark Fitzpatrick 1991–92
Calder Memorial Trophy[4][16] Rookie of the year
Denis Potvin 1973–74
Bryan Trottier 1975–76
Mike Bossy 1977–78
Bryan Berard 1996–97
Conn Smythe Trophy[12][17] Most valuable player of the playoffs Bryan Trottier 1979–80
Butch Goring 1980–81
Mike Bossy 1981–82
Billy Smith 1982–83
Frank J. Selke Trophy[18][19] Forward who demonstrates the most defensive skill Michael Peca 2001–02
Hart Memorial Trophy[11][20] Most Valuable Player Bryan Trottier 1978–79
Jack Adams Award[21] Coach of the year Al Arbour 1978–79
James Norris Memorial Trophy[6][22] Defense player of the year Denis Potvin 1975–76
1977–78
1978–79
King Clancy Memorial Trophy[23][24] Leadership qualities on and off the ice, and humanitarian contributions within their community Bryan Trottier 1988–89
Doug Weight 2010–11
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy[7][25] Gentlemanly conduct Mike Bossy 1982–83
1983–84
1985–86
Pierre Turgeon 1992–93
Lester Patrick Trophy[26][27] For honoring a recipient's contribution to ice hockey. Not an official NHL award.
Bill Torrey 1982–83
Al Arbour 1991–92
Ken Morrow 1995–96
Pat LaFontaine 1996–97
Vezina Trophy[28][29] Top goaltender Billy Smith 1981–82
William M. Jennings Trophy[30][31] Fewest goals given up in the regular season Billy Smith 1982–83
Roland Melanson 1982–83
NHL All-Rookie Team[32] Top rookies at each position David Volek (F) 1988–89
Vladimir Malakhov (D) 1992–93
Bryan Berard (D) 1996–97
Trent Hunter (F) 2003–04
John Tavares (F) 2009–10
Michael Grabner (F) 2010–11
NHL First All-Star Team[8] Top performers at each position over the course of the season Denis Potvin (D)
1974–75
1975–76
1977–78
1978–79
1980–81
Bryan Trottier (F)
1977–78
1978–79
Clark Gillies (F)
1977–78
1978–79
Mike Bossy
1980–81
1982–83
1983–84
1985–86
NHL Second All-Star Team[8] Top performers at each position over the course of the season Glenn Resch (G)
1975–76
1978–79
Denis Potvin (D) 1976–77
Mike Bossy (F)
1977–78
1978–79
1984–85
Bryan Trottier (F)
1981–82
1983–84
John Tonelli (LW)
1981–82
1983–84
1984–85
Roland Melanson (G) 1982–83

All Star Games selections[edit]

The National Hockey League All-Star Game is a mid-season exhibition game held annually between many of the top players of each season. Since the Islanders arrived on Long Island, 33 All-Star Games have been held. At least one player has represented the Islanders in each year, except for the games in 1999 and 2001. The All-Star game has not been held in several years: 1995 and 2005 as a result of labor stoppages, 2006 because of the Winter Olympics, and 1979 and 1987 due to the Challenge Cup and Rendez-vous '87 series between the NHL and the Soviet national team, respectively. Mike Bossy played a franchise-high seven All-Star Games as a member of the Islanders.[33][34][35][36][37]

Adrian Aucoin played in the 2004 game.
Mariusz Czerkawski played in the 2000 game.
All Star Game Player(s)
2012 John Tavares
2011 none
2009 Mark Streit
2008 Rick DiPietro
2007 Jason Blake
2004 Adrian Aucoin
2003 Roman Hamrlík
2002 Mark Parrish, Alexei Yashin
2001 none
2000 Mariusz Czerkawski
1999 Kenny Jönsson
1998 Žigmund Pálffy
1997 Scott Lachance
1996 Mathieu Schneider
1994 Pierre Turgeon
1993 Pierre Turgeon
1992 Ray Ferraro
1991 Pat LaFontaine
1990 Pat LaFontaine
1989 Pat LaFontaine
1988 Pat LaFontaine, Denis Potvin
1986 Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier
1985 Mike Bossy, Brent Sutter, John Tonelli, Bryan Trottier
1984 Denis Potvin
1983 Mike Bossy, Dave Langevin, Denis Potvin, Bryan Trottier
1982 Mike Bossy, John Tonelli, Bryan Trottier
1981 Mike Bossy, Bob Bourne, Denis Potvin
1980 Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier
1978 Mike Bossy, Clark Gillies, Denis Potvin, Bryan Trottier, Billy Smith
1977 Bob Nystrom, Denis Potvin, Chico Resch
1976 Billy Harris, Denis Potvin, Bryan Trottier, Chico Resch
1975 Denis Potvin
1974 Denis Potvin
1973 Ed Westfall
1972 Ed Westfall

Career achievements[edit]

Hockey Hall of Fame[edit]

Several members of the Islanders organization have been honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame. Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy were the first Islander players inducted, gaining election in 1991. Potvin recorded 310 goals in 1060 games for the Islanders, and Bossy recorded 573 goals in 752 games. They were joined in 1993 by a fellow member of the 1980–83 Stanley Cup championship teams, Billy Smith. Smith spent 17 seasons with the Islanders, recording 305 wins and capturing the Vezina Trophy and the William M. Jennings Trophy once each. Bryan Trottier, elected in 1997, became the fourth former Islanders player to enter the Hall of Fame. Trottier played 15 seasons on Long Island and recorded 500 goals in 1123 games. In 2002, Clark Gillies became the fifth former Islander inducted into the Hall; Gillies was a member of the Islanders from 1974 to 1986.[10]

Two members of team management have been inducted in the "Builders" category. Former head coach Al Arbour gained election as a builder in 1996, having coached the Islanders to four Stanley Cup victories. Arbour coached 20 seasons with the Islanders from 1973 to 1986, and 1988–94, and his 740 wins in 1500 games are a team record. Bill Torrey was the Islanders general manager from the organization's first year in 1972 to 1992. During that period, the Islanders qualified for the playoffs 14 consecutive times between 1974 and 1988, including an additional time in 1990. Torrey was inducted in 1995.[10]

Individual Category Year Years with Islanders
Al Arbour Builder 1996 1973–1986, 1988–1994, 2007
Mike Bossy Player 1991 1977–1987
Clark Gillies Player 2002 1974–1986
Pat LaFontaine Player 2003 1984–1991
Denis Potvin Player 1991 1973–1988
Billy Smith Player 1993 1972–1989
Bill Torrey Builder 1995 1972–1992
Bryan Trottier Player 1997 1975–1990

United States HHOF

Individual Category Year Years with Islanders
Pat LaFontaine Player/Builder 2003 1984-1992
Doug Weight Player/Builder 2013 2008-2011
Bill Guerin Player 2013 2007-2009
Ken Morrow Player 1995 1979-1989

Retired numbers[edit]

The Islanders' retired numbers raised at Nassau Coliseum

The New York Islanders have retired six numbers, which means that no player can use those jersey numbers again while part of the team. Of the six players whose numbers were retired, five have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. In addition to the numbers, two additional banners are raised at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. One of these is for Al Arbour, who was the Islanders head coach for 19 seasons. The number on Arbour's banner is 1500, which represents the number of games Arbour has coached. Another banner is for Bill Torrey, who was the general manager of the Islanders from 1972 to 1992. In place of a number, his banner features a bow tie (his unofficial trademark) and the words "The Architect".[9]

Number Player Year Years with Islanders
5 Denis Potvin 1992 1973–1988
9 Clark Gillies 1996 1974–1986
19 Bryan Trottier 2001 1975–1990
22 Mike Bossy 1992 1977–1987
23 Bob Nystrom 1995 1973–1986
31 Billy Smith 1993 1972–1989

Team awards[edit]

Bob Nystrom Award[edit]

The Bob Nystrom Award is an Islanders team award given each year to the player who "best exemplifies leadership, hustle and dedication". It was first awarded in 1991, and is named after Islanders' Hall of Famer, Bob Nystrom.[38]

Season Player
1990–91 Sutter, BrentBrent Sutter
1991–92 Ferraro, RayRay Ferraro
1992–93 Hogue, BenoitBenoit Hogue
1993–94 Thomas, SteveSteve Thomas
1995–96 Plante, DanDan Plante
1996–97 Lapointe, ClaudeClaude Lapointe
1997–98 Pilon, RichRich Pilon
1998–99 Lapointe, ClaudeClaude Lapointe
1999–2000 Lapointe, ClaudeClaude Lapointe
2000–01 Scatchard, DaveDave Scatchard
2001–02 Webb, SteveSteve Webb
2002–03 Blake, JasonJason Blake
Garth Snow
2003–04 Aucoin, AdrianAdrian Aucoin
2005–06 Colley, KevinKevin Colley
2006–07 Hunter, TrentTrent Hunter
2007–08 Park, RichardRichard Park
2008–09 Jackman, TimTim Jackman
2009–10 Okposo, KyleKyle Okposo
2010–11 Nielsen, FransFrans Nielsen
2011–12 Martin, MattMatt Martin

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