NHL The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time  

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List of the greatest New York Islanders of all time. The best players to ever be on the New York Islanders NHL team are ranked here. Vote up the best players on the list below, the hockey stars who you think deserve to be known as the best of the best in Islanders history. From older players like Bryan Trottier to modern goalies like Evgeni Nabokov, these New York Islanders are truly the best to ever be on the ice.
 
The New York Islanders have won four Stanley Cups, and those championship games are ones that hockey fans will never forget, just as some of the more historical names on this list are forever cemented in sports history. People like Anders Kallur and Duane Sutter, for example, are New York Islanders who are so admired that their cards are now collectibles items.
list ordered by

1
234 14
Mike Bossy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Right wing

2
185 27
Denis Potvin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Defenseman

3
184 67
Bryan Trottier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Right wing, Centerman

4
173 66
John Tavares is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Centerman

5
76 19
Pierre Turgeon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added

6
138 70
Billy Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Goaltender

7
76 29
Kenny Jönsson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
CMCSS03 added Defenseman

8
104 56
Pat LaFontaine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
slaft added Centerman

9
85 44
Frans Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Centerman

10
107 65
Clark Gillies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Forward

11
99 64
Bob Nystrom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Left Wing

12
58 29
Tommy Salo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Goaltender

13
88 61
John Tonelli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
gaug66 added Centerman

14
41 19
Miroslav Šatan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Winger

15
64 41
Darius Kasparaitis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
gaug66 added Defenseman

16
42 21
Bill Guerin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Right wing

17
67 45
Kyle Okposo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Kyle Okposo

18
40 21
Roman Hamrlík is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Defenseman

19
65 49
Rick DiPietro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
slaft added Goaltender

20
73 62
Ken Morrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Defenseman

21
63 58
Brent Sutter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
MarcSherman added Centerman

22
64 60
Bob Bourne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Centerman

23
29 22
Robert Reichel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Centerman

24
37 31
Mariusz Czerkawski is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
CMCSS03 added

25
50 46
Evgeni Nabokov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Goaltender

26
38 33
Butch Goring is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
That Rank Smell added Butch Goring

27
8 1
Mathew Barzal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Mathew Barzal

28
31 29
Alexei Yashin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Centerman

29
42 43
Žigmund Pálffy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Žigmund Pálffy

30
26 28
Bryan Smolinski is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
CMCSS03 added Centerman

31
33 37
Michael Grabner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Right wing, Winger

32
46 54
Duane Sutter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Right wing

33
38 44
Ed Westfall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
gaug66 added Right wing

34
51 61
Chico Resch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
clash1977 added Goaltender

35
31 36
Wayne Merrick is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time

36
1 2
Jan Kovář is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Jan Kovář

37
34 47
Dave Langevin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Defenseman

38
31 43
Pat Flatley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
slaft added Pat Flatley

39
38 53
Stefan Persson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
gaug66 added Stefan Persson

40
16 26
Janne Niinimaa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Defenseman

41
23 37
Derek King is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
slaft added Derek King Left Wing

42
23 37
Anders Kallur is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time

43
12 22
Alexei Zhitnik is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
nietzschescode added Defenseman

44
15 27
John Vanbiesbrouck is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Goaltender

45
18 34
Mark Parrish is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
CMCSS03 added

46
10 22
Radek Martínek is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Defenseman

47
10 22
David Volek is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added David Volek

48
29 55
Thomas Vanek is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Left Wing

49
20 43
Gord Lane is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Defenseman

50
9 29
Tom Kurvers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
CMCSS03 added Defenseman