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UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 29: Former New York Islandes Mike Bossy waves to the crowd prior to the game duing Mike Bossy tribute Night at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 29, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Four time Stanley Cup Champion, and New York Islander legend Mike Bossy passed away Thursday. He was 65.

In October Bossy confirmed that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer.

It’s the third loss from that Islanders era this year after fellow Hockey Hall of Famer Clark Gillies died in January and Jean Potvin died in March.

The Islanders issued the following statement: “The New York Islanders are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of teh greatest pure goal scorer, four time Stanley Cup Champion and Hockey Hall of Fame member, Mike Bossy.”

Team President and GM Lou Lamoriello issued a statement on Twitter:

Bossy spent his entire career with the Islanders, scoring 50 or more goals in nine of his 10 seasons in blue and orange.  According to ESPN, Bossy remains the all-time leader in goals per game in the regular season at 0.762, and only two players have recorded more hat tricks than Bossy’s 39.He ranks third in points per game and seventh on the career scoring list.