Former Islanders star Mike Bossy announces that he has been diagnosed with lung cancer

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Former New York Islanders star Mike Bossy revealed that he has actually been detected with lung cancer. Bossy presently deals with the French-language network TVA Sports in Canada and exposed that he will be stepping far from his position in order to go through treatment.

“It is with a lot of sadness that I need to step away from your screens, for a necessary pause,” Bossy composed in French in an open letter. “During this break I’ll be receiving treatment for lung cancer. (The score is) 1-0 so far, but I haven’t said my last word.”

“I intend to fight with all the determination and fire you’ve seen me show on the ice.”

The previous NHL winger tallied 1,126 points (573 objectives and 553 helps) throughout his 10-year profession with the Islanders. Bossy assisted lead the Islanders to 4 successive Stanley Cup champions from 1980 to 1983. In addition, Bossy is among 2 gamers to score successive Stanley Cup-winning objectives as he did so in 1982 and 1983.

Bossy won the Calder Trophy in 1978, was a three-time Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner, and won the Conn Symthe award in 1982. He likewise led the league in objectives throughout the 1978-79 and 1980-81 seasons.

The Islanders star was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991.



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