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Clark Gillies, NHL Hall of Famer, Dies – Huntington Now

Clark Gillies, a member of the Islanders team that won four consecutive Stanley Cups in the 1980s and a National Hockey League Hall of Famer, died Friday, the team announced. He was 67.

Gillies was a resident of Greenlawn and a big supporter of Huntington Hospital, with a  pediatric emergency unit named for his foundation, the Clark Gillies Foundation. He worked as a business development manager at Protective Wealth Consultants in Huntington.

The Islanders drafted the left winger in the first-round in the 1974 draft, fourth overall. After several years with the Islaners, he  played a year and a half for Buffalo before retiring.

In 1996, his jersey number, 9, was retired by the Islanders.

Main photo: Clark Gillies with Huntington real estate agent Elliot Lonardo on Election Night.

 

The Long Island Royals boys hockey team delivered breakfast Friday to the Huntington Hospital pediatric emergency department team and met Islanders legend Clark Gillies for whom this part of the hospital is named.

 

 

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