Clark Gillies
We will openly question this Hall of Fame induction. Although we respect the career of Clark Gillies, his Hall resume looks a little weak. Granted he was a good part of four Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders, and he was on a star line with Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier; however he was the third amigo on that line. Gillies was a decent scorer, and the rugged enforcer on the line, but at no time did he get 40 goals or 100 points in what was becoming an era where many players hit those levels.
He was a two time First Team All Star at Left Wing, but there was not exactly a lot of stars at the position in the late 70’s when he received that accolade. Also, he was only part of one All Star game. If Gillies was on another team during his career, would he have been in the Hall of Fame? We seriously doubt it.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Elected In: Tuesday, 01 January 2002
  • Position: Left Wing
  • Played For: Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders
  • Major Accolades and Awards: First Team All Star (2) (1978 & 1979)
    All Star Games (1) (1978)
    Stanley Cup Rings (4) (New York Islanders 1980, 1981, 1982 & 1983)

Should Clark Gillies be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 50%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 50%
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