Clark “Jethro” Gillies (April 7, 1954-) pummeled Philadelphia’s Dave Shultz, one of the NHL’s toughest guys, in his first season, but also scored 25 goals on one of the NHL’s most potent scoring with Hall of Famers Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier. After two consecutive years of 40+ goals with the Regina St. Pats, the New York Islanders took Clark fourth overall in the 1974 NHL Entry Draft, but he was also taken by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1974 World Hockey Association Draft. Playing on the Islanders top line with Bossy and Trottier, the “Trio Grande” line, Gillies established himself as a leader and a significant scoring threat with four consecutive years scoring 30 or more goals (1975-1979). In 1976, the Islanders crowned him the second captain in franchise history, but the position only lasted two seasons and never quite suited him causing him anxiety in crucial games. Back in his role of enforcer and top line left wing, in 1977-78, Clark scored 35 goals, added 50 assists and spent 76 minutes in the penalty box. Beginning with the 1979-80 season, Gillies and the Islanders won an exceptional four consecutive Stanley Cup titles (1980-1983). The two-time NHL All-Star played left wing for the Islanders for 12 years (1974-1986) and finished his career with the Buffalo Sabres (1986-1888). Clark Gillies scored 319 goals and 378 assists for 697 points – superior totals for an “enforcer” - while amassing 1,023 PIMs in 958 regular season games. In playoff contention, Gillies scored 47 goals and assists in 164 Stanley Cup playoff games winning four titles with the Islanders. Clark Gillies was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002.