WASHINGTON -- Highlights of Mike Bossy's career. The New York Islanders right winger's next Stanley Cup playoff goal will break the NHL career post-season goal-scoring record, set in 1960 by Maurice 'Rocket' Richard of the Montreal Canadiens.
1977-78 -- Set NHL rookie goal-scoring record with 53; won Calder Memorial Trophy as Rookie of the Year; named to NHL second All-Star team.
1978-79 -- Led league and set NHL record for right wings with career-high 69 goals; named to second All-Star team; named to NHL Challenge Cup team against the Soviet Union.
1979-80 -- Topped 50 goals for third straight time with 51; won first Stanley Cup.
1980-81 -- Led league with 68 goals; tied Richard's legendary NHL-record pace of 50 goals in first 50 games; set NHL records with 85 goals in a season including playoffs, and six three-goal games; tied NHL record for most power-play goals with 28; named to first All-Star team; set NHL record for points in a playoff year with 35, and most playoff power-play goals with nine; won second Stanley Cup.
Summer, 1981 -- Played for Canada in Canada Cup.
1981-82 -- Registered third 60-goal season with 64; set NHL records for right wings with 83 assists and career-high 147 points; won third consecutive Stanley Cup; tied NHL record for most goals in Cup final series with seven; scored Cup-winning goal; won Conn Smythe Trophy as playoffs MVP; named to first All-Star team.
1982-83 -- Scored 60 goals, making him one of only three players in NHL history to do so four times; won fourth consecutive Stanley Cup; named to first All-Star team; won Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship; set NHL record for most playoff game-winning goals with 19; became only player in NHL history to score two consecutive Cup-winning goals.
1983-84 -- Scored 51 goals to set NHL records for most and consecutive 50-goal seasons with seven; named to first All-Star team for fourth consecutive year; won second Lady Byng trophy.
Summer, 1984 -- Played for Canada in Canada Cup.
1984-85 -- Scored 58 goals to break own NHL records for most and consecutive 50-goal seasons with eight; named to second All-Star team; tied Richard's career playoff goals record of 82.
1985-86 -- Scored 500th career goal in his 647th career game, faster than anyone else in NHL history, scored 1,000th career point in his 656th, scored 61 goals to extend his NHL records for most and most consecutive 50-goal seasons to nine and become the only five-time 60-goal scorer in NHL history.