15 Best Rookie Seasons in NHL History: 8. Mike Bossy, New York Islanders (91 points): Bossy was a key piece of the 1980s New York Islanders' dynasty that won four Stanley Cups. He scored 53 goals in his rookie 1977‐78 season and is one of only five players to ever score 50 goals in 50 games. Bossy spent his entire career with the Islanders.
24 - On April 1, 1978, Mike Bossy became the first Islander and first rookie in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season, in a 3-2 win against the Washington Capitals. By season’s end, he scored 53 goals and 38 assists for 91 points in 73 games and wa