NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
All-Star Game: 1977
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1984
N.Y. Islanders Records: Most
playoff overtime goals (4)
N.Y. Islanders Goals Leader: 1974-75
N.Y. Islanders Playoffs Goals Leader: 1978
1972-73: Played on first New York
Coaching Career: Named N.Y.
Islanders assistant coach upon his retirement in August 1986 and
remained in that position through 1987-88 season. Did not enjoy
the coaching experience.
Management Career: Named N.Y.
Islanders Director of Corporate Affairs in 1988 and remained in
that position through 1988-89 season. .... Named N.Y. Islanders
Director of Special Projects in 1989 and remained in that
position through 1990-91 season. ... Named N.Y. Islanders
Director of Community Relations in 1991 and remained in that
position through 1991-92 season. ... Named N.Y. Islanders
Director of Amateur Hockey Development & Alumni Relations in
1992 and remained in that position through 1996-97 season. ...
Named N.Y. Islanders Director of Corporate Relations in 1997 and
remained in that position through 2001-02 season.
Miscellaneous: Set N.Y. Islanders
record (since broken) with 25 penalty minutes in game on Nov.
14, 1973, at Detroit. ... Shared a popular booster club, called
the Dynamic Duo Fan Club, with Kamloop Rockets teammate
Garry Howatt throughout the 1970s. .... Became first player in
N.Y. Islanders history to record natural hat trick when he
achieved feat on Jan. 31, 1974, in Los Angeles. ... Played on
line with Garry Howatt and Ed Westfall in 1973-74. ... Played on
line with Andre Howatt and Andre St. Laurent in 1974-75. ...
Missed part of 1979-80 season with separated shoulder. ...
Scored goal at 7:11 of overtime to win N.Y. Islanders' first
Stanley Cup in Game 6 vs. Philadelphia on May 22, 1980. ...
Played on "Banana Line" with Wayne Merrick and John
Tonelli. ... Was N.Y. Islanders' leader in career games through
his first 13 seasons with team. ... Missed part of 1981-82
season with groin injury. ... Missed part of 1983-84 season with
damaged ligaments in left wrist. ... Missed part of 1984
playoffs with bruised knee. ... Missed most of 1984 training
camp while recovering from wrist surgery. ... Missed most of
1984-85 season with broken bone in hand. ... Is tied for third
on all-time NHL list with four overtime goals in Stanley Cup
playoffs. ... Missed part of 1985-86 season with back injury.
... Suffered two tears of retina in left eye when accidentally
high-sticked by teammate Gerald Diduck during a game of
"keep-away" following a Sunday afternoon practice on
Jan. 5, 1986. The injury required surgery on Jan. 15, 1986, and
ended his playing career. He did, however, play one more game on
April 5, 1986, when he was put into the starting lineup against
New Jersey and left the ice after the opening faceoff, enabling
him to finish his career with 900 games played.... In 1991, N.Y.
Islanders began presenting the Bob Nystrom Award to player on
team "who best exemplifies leadership, hustle and
dedication." ... N.Y. Islanders retired his No. 23 on April