In 1971, Clark Gillies joined the Regina Pats and led his team to the Memorial Cup championship in 1974.
Clark’s 12 year career with the New York Islanders included 4 consecutive Stanley Cups from 1980 to 1983, and his selection to 2 National Hockey League (NHL) First All-Star Teams. He holds the NHL record of 4 consecutive game-winning play-off goals in 1977. Clark was teamed with Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier in what was called “The Long Island Lightning Company Line”. Gillies played for Canada in 2 big series, the Challenge Cup against the Soviets in 1979 where he was selected as Most Valuable Player, and the Canada Cup Series in 1981.
During his 14 year NHL career, Gillies scored 366 goals and 425 assists in 958 league and 164 play-off games. The Islanders honoured him in 1996 when they retired his number 9 jersey. This was followed by a similar ceremony held by the Regina Pats in 2000.