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.

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

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171 27
Denis Potvin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Denis Potvin Defenseman

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161 50
John Tavares is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
John Tavares Centerman

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161 67
Bryan Trottier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Bryan Trottier Right wing, Centerman

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67 15
Pierre Turgeon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Pierre Turgeon

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68 23
Kenny Jönsson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kenny Jönsson Defenseman

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Frans Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Frans Nielsen Centerman

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Tommy Salo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Tommy Salo Goaltender

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Billy Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Billy Smith Goaltender

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Pat LaFontaine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
slaft added Pat LaFontaine Centerman

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Bill Guerin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Bill Guerin Right wing

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Roman Hamrlík is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Roman Hamrlík Defenseman

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Clark Gillies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Clark Gillies Forward

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

The Best New York Islanders Coaches of All Time

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Kyle Okposo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Kyle Okposo

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Rick DiPietro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
slaft added Rick DiPietro Goaltender

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Darius Kasparaitis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
gaug66 added Darius Kasparaitis Defenseman

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Bob Nystrom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Bob Nystrom Left Wing

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John Tonelli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
gaug66 added John Tonelli Centerman

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Mariusz Czerkawski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mariusz Czerkawski

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Robert Reichel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Robert Reichel Centerman

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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Ken Morrow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ken Morrow Defenseman

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Alexei Yashin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Alexei Yashin Centerman

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Evgeni Nabokov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Evgeni Nabokov Goaltender

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Michael Grabner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Michael Grabner Right wing, Winger

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Brent Sutter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
MarcSherman added Brent Sutter Centerman

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Bryan Smolinski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
CMCSS03 added Bryan Smolinski Centerman

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Bob Bourne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Bob Bourne Centerman

The Female Gymnasts That Keep You Tuned In

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

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Butch Goring is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
That Rank Smell added Butch Goring

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Chico Resch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
clash1977 added Chico Resch Goaltender

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

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

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15 24
John Vanbiesbrouck is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added John Vanbiesbrouck Goaltender

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Alexei Zhitnik is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
nietzschescode added Alexei Zhitnik Defenseman

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

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Pat Flatley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
slaft added Pat Flatley

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Janne Niinimaa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Janne Niinimaa Defenseman

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Wayne Merrick is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time

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Radek Martínek is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Radek Martínek Defenseman

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Dave Langevin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Dave Langevin Defenseman

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David Volek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added David Volek

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Derek King is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
slaft added Derek King Left Wing

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Stefan Persson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
gaug66 added Stefan Persson

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Mark Parrish is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
CMCSS03 added Mark Parrish

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Thomas Vanek is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Thomas Vanek Left Wing

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Anders Kallur is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time

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Tom Kurvers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tom Kurvers Defenseman

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Gord Lane is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Gord Lane Defenseman

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Doug Crossman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
CMCSS03 added Doug Crossman Defenseman

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Dušan Salfický is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Islanders of All Time
Ari Aries added Dušan Salfický