NHL - New York Islanders Trivia

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  • 1. 

    Who was the first New York Islanders goaltender to record two 30-win seasons?

    • A.

      Billy Smith

    • B.

      Rick DiPietro

    • C.

      Chico Resch

    • D.

      Garth Snow

    Correct Answer
    B. Rick DiPietro
    Explanation
    Rick DiPietro was the first New York Islanders goaltender to record two 30-win seasons. This means that he achieved the milestone of winning 30 or more games in two separate seasons while playing for the New York Islanders.

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  • 2. 

    Who won the 2007 New York Islanders' Bobby Nystrom Award for best leadership, hustle and dedication?

    • A.

      Arron Asham

    • B.

      Chris Simon

    • C.

      Trent Hunter

    • D.

      Alexei Yashin

    Correct Answer
    C. Trent Hunter
    Explanation
    Trent Hunter won the 2007 New York Islanders' Bobby Nystrom Award for best leadership, hustle, and dedication.

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  • 3. 

    Who set an NHL record in 2007 by playing with his 8th franchise, the Islanders, in the playoffs?

    • A.

      Tom Poti

    • B.

      Sean Hill

    • C.

      Mike Sillinger

    • D.

      Marc-Andre Bergeron

    Correct Answer
    C. Mike Sillinger
    Explanation
    Mike Sillinger set an NHL record in 2007 by playing with his 8th franchise, the Islanders, in the playoffs. This means that Sillinger had played for a total of 8 different NHL teams throughout his career, which is a significant achievement.

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  • 4. 

    Who returned to the Islanders for a second stint in 2003-04 and tied for the team lead in goals?

    • A.

      Alexei Yashin

    • B.

      Oleg Kvasha

    • C.

      Mark Parrish

    • D.

      Marius Czerkawski

    Correct Answer
    D. Marius Czerkawski
    Explanation
    Marius Czerkawski returned to the Islanders for a second stint in 2003-04 and tied for the team lead in goals.

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  • 5. 

    Who became captain of the New York Islanders after the departure of Mike Peca in 2005?

    • A.

      Alexei Yashin

    • B.

      Miroslav Satan

    • C.

      Trent Hunter

    • D.

      Alexei Zhitnik

    Correct Answer
    A. Alexei Yashin
    Explanation
    After Mike Peca's departure in 2005, Alexei Yashin became the captain of the New York Islanders.

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  • 6. 

    Who was general manager of the New York Islanders for 46 days in 2006 before Garth Snow took over?

    • A.

      Craig Patrick

    • B.

      Murray Wilson

    • C.

      John Ferguson, Sr.

    • D.

      Neil Smith

    Correct Answer
    D. Neil Smith
    Explanation
    Neil Smith was the general manager of the New York Islanders for 46 days in 2006 before Garth Snow took over.

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  • 7. 

    In his first move as GM of the New York Islanders, Garth Snow gave Rick DiPietro a contract of how many years?

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 15
    Explanation
    Garth Snow, the GM of the New York Islanders, made his first move by giving Rick DiPietro a contract for 15 years. This suggests that Snow had confidence in DiPietro's abilities and believed he would be a valuable asset to the team for a long period of time. The lengthy contract also indicates that Snow was committed to building a strong foundation for the team and saw DiPietro as a key part of that plan.

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  • 8. 

    Which New York Islander won the Selke Trophy in 2002 for Best Defensive Forward?

    • A.

      Shawn Bates

    • B.

      Mike Peca

    • C.

      Brad Isbister

    • D.

      Dave Scatchard

    Correct Answer
    B. Mike Peca
    Explanation
    Mike Peca won the Selke Trophy in 2002 for Best Defensive Forward. The Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game. Peca was known for his strong defensive play and ability to shut down opposing teams' top players. He was a key player for the New York Islanders during that time and his defensive skills earned him the prestigious award in 2002.

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  • 9. 

    In 1997, which owner of the New York Islanders was arrested on federal charges of bank and wire fraud?

    • A.

      John Spano

    • B.

      Steve Gluckstern

    • C.

      John O. Pickett Jr.

    • D.

      Charles Dolan

    Correct Answer
    A. John Spano
    Explanation
    John Spano is the correct answer because he was the owner of the New York Islanders who was arrested in 1997 on federal charges of bank and wire fraud. This arrest came after Spano's attempt to purchase the team with fraudulent financing.

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  • 10. 

    In 2002, who became the first New York Islander to score on a penalty shot in the playoffs?

    • A.

      Shawn Bates

    • B.

      Trent Hunter

    • C.

      Arron Asham

    • D.

      Mark Parrish

    Correct Answer
    A. Shawn Bates
    Explanation
    Shawn Bates became the first New York Islander to score on a penalty shot in the playoffs in 2002.

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  • 11. 

    With three of the top ten picks in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, who did the New York Islanders miss?

    • A.

      Branislav Mezei

    • B.

      Tim Connolly

    • C.

      Taylor Pyatt

    • D.

      Martin Havlat

    Correct Answer
    D. Martin Havlat
    Explanation
    The New York Islanders missed out on drafting Martin Havlat in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, despite having three of the top ten picks.

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  • 12. 

    How many coaching changes did the New York Islanders have from 1994 to 2007?

    • A.

      Eight

    • B.

      Ten

    • C.

      Twelve

    • D.

      Six

    Correct Answer
    C. Twelve
    Explanation
    From 1994 to 2007, the New York Islanders had twelve coaching changes. This means that they had different head coaches on twelve different occasions during this period.

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  • 13. 

    Who led the New York Islanders in goals and points for 4 straight seasons, beginning in 1995-96?

    • A.

      Mark Parrish

    • B.

      Zigmund Palffy

    • C.

      Marius Czerkawski

    • D.

      Brian Smolinski

    Correct Answer
    B. Zigmund Palffy
    Explanation
    Zigmund Palffy led the New York Islanders in goals and points for 4 straight seasons, beginning in 1995-96.

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  • 14. 

    Who led the New York Islanders in points for three straight seasons, beginning in 1991-92?

    • A.

      Pierre Turgeon

    • B.

      Derek King

    • C.

      Ray Ferraro

    • D.

      Steve Thomas

    Correct Answer
    A. Pierre Turgeon
    Explanation
    Pierre Turgeon led the New York Islanders in points for three consecutive seasons starting in 1991-92. This indicates that Turgeon was the player on the team who scored the most points during those seasons.

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  • 15. 

    In his 10-year career, how many times did Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders score over 50 goals?

    • A.

      Nine

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Seven

    Correct Answer
    A. Nine
    Explanation
    Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders scored over 50 goals nine times in his 10-year career.

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