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  • 1. 

    What Islander was also the Bruin who assisted on Bobby Orr's game-winner in the 1970 Stanley Cup?

    • A.

      Bryan Trottier

    • B.

      Denis Potvin

    • C.

      Mike Bossy

    • D.

      Ed Westfall

    Correct Answer
    D. Ed Westfall
    Explanation
    Ed Westfall is the correct answer because he was a member of the New York Islanders during the 1970 Stanley Cup and he assisted on Bobby Orr's game-winning goal. Westfall was known for his defensive skills and was a key player for the Islanders during their early years.

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  • 2. 

    What Islander teamed with Bill Smith in 1983 to win the Jennings Trophy for fewest goals allowed?

    • A.

      Roland Melanson

    • B.

      Chris Osgood

    • C.

      Ray Ferraro

    • D.

      Garth Snow

    Correct Answer
    A. Roland Melanson
    Explanation
    Roland Melanson is the correct answer because he teamed up with Bill Smith in 1983 to win the Jennings Trophy for fewest goals allowed.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the first Islander coach to win the Adams Trophy for contributions to his team's success?

    • A.

      Mike Milbury

    • B.

      Al Arbour

    • C.

      Bill Torrey

    • D.

      Scott Bowman

    Correct Answer
    B. Al Arbour
    Explanation
    Al Arbour was the first Islander coach to win the Adams Trophy for contributions to his team's success. The Adams Trophy is awarded to the coach who has made the greatest contribution to his team's success during the regular season. Al Arbour led the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships from 1980 to 1983, establishing a dynasty in the NHL. His coaching skills and leadership were instrumental in the team's success, making him a deserving recipient of the Adams Trophy.

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  • 4. 

    Whose name is on the trophy given to the Islander who exemplifies hustle, dedication and leadership?

    • A.

      Ed Westfall

    • B.

      Bryan Trottier

    • C.

      Mike Bossy

    • D.

      Bob Nystrom

    Correct Answer
    D. Bob Nystrom
    Explanation
    The name on the trophy given to the Islander who exemplifies hustle, dedication, and leadership is Bob Nystrom.

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  • 5. 

    How many times was New York Islander Mike Bossy named as a first-team NHL All-Star?

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Seven

    • C.

      Nine

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    A. Five
    Explanation
    Mike Bossy was named as a first-team NHL All-Star five times. This indicates that he was recognized as one of the best players in the league for five seasons. Being named a first-team All-Star is a significant achievement and highlights Bossy's exceptional skills and contributions to the sport.

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  • 6. 

    In how many seasons did New York Islanders legend Mike Bossy score at least 100 points?

    • A.

      Ten

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Six

    • D.

      Seven

    Correct Answer
    D. Seven
    Explanation
    Mike Bossy, the New York Islanders legend, scored at least 100 points in seven seasons. This suggests that there were seven seasons in which he achieved this milestone.

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  • 7. 

    How many 100-point seasons did Bryan Trottier have with the New York Islanders?

    • A.

      Four

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      None

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    A. Four
    Explanation
    Bryan Trottier had four 100-point seasons with the New York Islanders.

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  • 8. 

    Who did the New York Islanders pick ahead of Bob Nystrom in the team's first NHL Draft in 1972?

    • A.

      Billy Harris And Denis Potvin

    • B.

      Billy Harris And Lorne Henning

    • C.

      Richard Brodeur And Derek Black

    • D.

      Denis Potvin And Dave Lewis

    Correct Answer
    B. Billy Harris And Lorne Henning
    Explanation
    In the New York Islanders' first NHL Draft in 1972, they picked Billy Harris and Lorne Henning ahead of Bob Nystrom.

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  • 9. 

    Who scored the first hat trick in New York Islanders' history in 1972?

    • A.

      Germain Gagnon

    • B.

      Denis Potvin

    • C.

      Bob Nystrom

    • D.

      Lorne Henning

    Correct Answer
    A. Germain Gagnon
    Explanation
    Germain Gagnon scored the first hat trick in New York Islanders' history in 1972.

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  • 10. 

    In 1992, the New York Islanders retired what jersey number in honor of Denis Potvin?

    • A.

      #5

    • B.

      #22

    • C.

      #10

    • D.

      #4

    Correct Answer
    A. #5
    Explanation
    In 1992, the New York Islanders retired jersey number #5 in honor of Denis Potvin. Denis Potvin was a former player for the New York Islanders and was considered one of the greatest defensemen in NHL history. He played his entire career with the Islanders, leading them to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships from 1980 to 1983. Retiring his jersey number was a way for the Islanders organization to recognize his significant contributions to the team and honor his legacy.

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  • 11. 

    Who was the first Long Island native to score a goal for the New York Islanders?

    • A.

      Brent Sutter

    • B.

      Tom Kurvers

    • C.

      Michael Donnelly

    • D.

      Richie Hansen

    Correct Answer
    D. Richie Hansen
    Explanation
    Richie Hansen was the first Long Island native to score a goal for the New York Islanders.

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  • 12. 

    Bill Torrey was with what team before joining the Islanders as their first general manager in 1972?

    • A.

      Hartford Whalers

    • B.

      Winnipeg Jets

    • C.

      Toronto Maple Leafs

    • D.

      Oakland Seals

    Correct Answer
    D. Oakland Seals
    Explanation
    Bill Torrey was with the Oakland Seals before joining the Islanders as their first general manager in 1972.

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  • 13. 

    How many games did it take for New York Islander Mike Bossy to score 100 goals, an NHL record?

    • A.

      114

    • B.

      187

    • C.

      201

    • D.

      129

    Correct Answer
    D. 129
    Explanation
    Mike Bossy scored 100 goals in 129 games, which is an NHL record. This means that he was able to achieve this milestone in a relatively short amount of time compared to other players in the league. Bossy's scoring ability and skill allowed him to reach this impressive feat in fewer games than any other player in NHL history.

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  • 14. 

    The New York Islanders retired what jersey number in 1993 in honor of goalie Billy Smith?

    • A.

      #43

    • B.

      #19

    • C.

      #13

    • D.

      #31

    Correct Answer
    D. #31
    Explanation
    In 1993, the New York Islanders retired jersey number #31 in honor of goalie Billy Smith. This suggests that Billy Smith made a significant contribution to the team and was highly regarded by the organization. The retirement of his jersey number is a way to permanently honor and recognize his achievements and impact on the team.

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  • 15. 

    Which "Captain Canada" did the New York Islanders acquire in a trade with Edmonton in 2007?

    • A.

      Mike Comrie

    • B.

      Doug Weight

    • C.

      Ryan Smyth

    • D.

      Bill Guerin

    Correct Answer
    C. Ryan Smyth
    Explanation
    In 2007, the New York Islanders acquired Ryan Smyth in a trade with Edmonton. Smyth, also known as "Captain Canada," is a former professional ice hockey player from Canada. He was known for his leadership skills and was named captain of the Canadian national team multiple times. Smyth had a successful career, playing for various teams in the NHL, including the Edmonton Oilers, before being traded to the New York Islanders.

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