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.