Clark Gillies dead, Canadian former professional ice hockey player

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Clark Gillies was one of the sweetest and kindest person that ever lived, such a lovely person and so active and vibrant, which makes it even harder to comprehend this death.

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Clark “Jethro” Gillies (born April 7, 1954) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. During his four years as a Stanley Cup champion, he provided the physical presence and offense for the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders. In a career spanning 958 games, Gillis had 319 goals, 378 assists and 1,023 free throw minutes. In 2002, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Gillies grew up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Gillies’ father, who started skating around the age of four, insisted that he learn to skate and balance before allowing him to take a hockey stick to the ice. He started playing casual ice hockey at the age of six and played organized leagues at the age of seven. He played with a local team in Moose Jaw until the team ceased operations. As one of the bigger players on the ice, he often gets into fights with players from other teams, which he feels adds to the fun of the game.

Gillies’ first professional sports experience was baseball. In 1970, at the age of 16, Gillis signed with the Houston Astros and played three years of minor league baseball in Covington, Virginia. As a catcher/first baseman, he hit .241 in 86 games. In 1972, he was at first base with future Islanders teammate Bob Bourne.

Gillies was sick at home and continued to play hockey in the offseason. He ended up playing in the Western Hockey League with the Regina Pats. During his tenure with the Patriots, Gillis accumulated 570 free throw minutes in 201 games. In 1974, his final season at Regina, Gillis scored 46 goals, added 66 assists, made the league’s first (highest-rated) All-Star team, and won the 1974 league title. Memorial Cup.