Islanders great Mike Bossy announces he has lung cancer
Hall of Fame Islanders legend Mike Bossy has announced that he has lung cancer.
Bossy said in a statement, "I can assure you that I intend to fight with all the determination and all the ardor that you have seen me display on the ice and in my game."
He went on to say “The battle I am about to wage will not be easy. Know that I give it my 100%, nothing less, with the objective of meeting you again soon, after a very eventful hockey game. You will never be very far in my thoughts. On the contrary, you will occupy a privileged place and you will be one of my motivations to get better.”
Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Bossy waves to fans as he is introduced before a 2015 game to drop the ceremonial first puck. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Bossy won four Stanley cups during the Islanders dynasty and is the team's all-time goals leader.
"We are with you," the team tweeted to Bossy.